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Andersen, L P S and Grytnes, R (2021) Different ways of perceiving risk and safety on construction sites and implications for safety cooperation. Construction Management and Economics, 39(05), 419–31.

Christie, L, Donn, M and Walton, D (2011) The ‘apparent disconnect’ towards the adoption of energy-efficient technologies. Building Research & Information, 39(05), 450–8.

du Plessis, C and Cole, R J (2011) Motivating change: shifting the paradigm. Building Research & Information, 39(05), 436–49.

Duong, L N K, Wang, J X, Wood, L C, Reiners, T and Koushan, M (2021) The value of incremental environmental sustainability innovation in the construction industry: an event study. Construction Management and Economics, 39(05), 398–418.

Klitgaard, A, Gottlieb, S C and Svidt, K (2021) The researcher as audience and storyteller: challenges and opportunities of impression management in ethnographic studies. Construction Management and Economics, 39(05), 383–97.

Lützkendorf, T, Fan, W and Lorenz, D (2011) Engaging financial stakeholders: opportunities for a sustainable built environment. Building Research & Information, 39(05), 483–503.

Nicol, L A (2011) The role of institutional regimes in motivating change for sustainable housing. Building Research & Information, 39(05), 459–72.

Nwajei, U O K (2021) How relational contract theory influence management strategies and project outcomes: a systematic literature review. Construction Management and Economics, 39(05), 432–57.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Governance; macneil; norms; project management; relational contracting; systematic review;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2021.1913285
  • Abstract:
    Despite growing interest in Relational Contracting (RC), few studies have comprehensively investigated the qualities required for a successful RC project. Macneil’s ten norms are principles of behaviour in contracts based on the application of relational contract theory and play an essential role in the formation and agreement of parties and their commitment to means and objectives. In contributing a missing dimension to the RC approach in construction, the purpose of this research is to conduct a systematic review of studies of relational contracting to answer the question: In what ways can the influence of RC theory be observed in the management strategies and outcomes of relational projects? Macneil's norms are used to provide a link between strategies and outcomes as a way of understanding RC and its influence on collaboration between the project actors in determining project outcomes. The results provide new insights with a view of consolidating extant literature and contributing through mapping practice back to theory. Findings show that the norms are evident in projects but with varied application and realisation in practice. This paper offers managerial implications and future research directions to investigate and capture the part played by the norms as mechanisms in construction projects.

Rodríguez-Labajos, L, Thomson, C S and O’Brien, G (2021) Applying constructivist grounded theory in co-production research: a case study exploring its potential and lessons for construction management research. Construction Management and Economics, 39(05), 369–82.

Whyte, J and Sexton, M (2011) Motivations for innovation in the built environment: new directions for research. Building Research & Information, 39(05), 473–82.