Description - Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement by Stephen Ogunlana
What are the implications of the changing culture of the construction industry for procurement? The concepts of partnering, collaboration and mutual benefit are increasingly important and represent a positive move away from the past when disputes and their avoidance were such key issues in procurement. Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement is a compilation of papers presented at the CIB W92 Symposium held in Chaing Mai, Thailand in January 1999. This volume, drawing on contributions from leading experts in construction contract procurement from 22 countries, addresses the issues of culture within organisations and national cultures and their impact on procurement, performance and profitability. The theme of harmony stems from the increasing interest in culture, in particular in Asian societies where harmony is seen as a key element in all phases and sectors of life. In the West, the concept of partnering has been the subject of much attention with the emphasis pointing towards harmonious and symbiotic relationships.
Substantial coverage is given to private finance projects, privatised infrastructure projects, contractor selection and prequalification, decision support systems for procurement, management of design, contracts and contract documents, sustainable construction and the performance of procurement systems. Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement is a reference for construction professionals and researchers, contract administrators and lawyers wishing to gain an understanding of the complex issues of harmony and profit in construction procurement.
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