Project Management in Construction
5th Revised edition
By (author) Anthony Walker
Project Management in Construction by Anthony Walker
Book DescriptionProject Management in Construction adopts a systems approach to organisation analysis and design from the initial concept of the project. It is concerned particularly with the integration of the contributors to the process and the way in which decisions are made. Appropriately structured organisations are essential for the delivery of effective projects, the design of which requires an in-depth knowledge of organisation theory applied to the definition, design and construction of projects. The Fifth Edition addresses the increasing complexity facing major construction by examining advances in the major theoretical concepts underlying project management, together with practical developments such as supply chain management. New ideas such as chaos and complexity theory are examined in the context of construction project management, and aspects of organisation theory, such as trust and hierarchy, have been further developed. The topic of sustainability is discussed as a powerful new environmental force impacting on both the project management process and the industry and its clients.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405158244
(244mm x 174mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anthony Walker
Project Management in Construction, Paperback (March 2015)
As with all previous editions of Project Management in Construction, this sixth edition focuses on systems theory as the approach suitable for organizing and managing people skilled in the design and completion of construction projects.
Organizational Behaviour in Construction, Paperback (May 2011)
This book addresses the behavior of individuals and groups within the different organizations that come together on construction projects and within the organizations created to manage projects. It describes how their behavior impacts on the performance of construction organizations and their contribution to the project as a whole.
Explaining Guanxi, Hardback (December 2005)» View all books by Anthony Walker
Unravels the origins of Guanxi and provides an explanation of the phenomena. This book investigates: why it was initiated and developed; what function it serves; how it is maintained; and why it is such a dominant phenomenon in Chinese business life. Combining economics, law and culture, it looks to the future of guanxi based on its history.
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Author Biography - Anthony Walker
Anthony Walker holds the title of Professor Emeritus in Real Estate and Construction at the University of Hong Kong. He is a chartered surveyor and has worked in Britain, the Middle East and the Far East.
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