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Relationship contracting in Australia

Cheung, Yan Ki Fiona, Rowlinson, Steve , Jefferies, Marcus , & Lau, E (2005) Relationship contracting in Australia. Journal of Construction Procurement, 11(2), pp. 123-135.

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Abstract

Trust is the principle foundation of partnering and relationship management. Successful partnering can only be achieved when a cooperative relationship is built between partners. In order to build either a long or short-term relationship, trust is a major component because of the increase in openness it engenders between parties. This paper discusses how procurement methods in the construction industry are changing and moving towards a more relationship-based contracting approach. This paper details the role of trust in facilitating relationship-based contracting from a general perspective to its implications for a construction project. The authors indicate how changes in procurement culture towards sustainable business relationships benefit different parties in the industry and have the potential to achieve empowerment and regional development. This paper is based on research undertaken in the public sector in Queensland, Australia.

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ID Code: 17866
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Yan Ki Fiona Cheung is the maiden name of Fiona Lamari
Keywords: relationship contracting, culture, trust, public sector procurement
ISSN: 1358-9380
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Resources
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 International Procurement Research Group
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2009 08:45
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 11:52

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