Supply chain sustainability : a relationship management approach moderated by culture and commitment

Cheung, Yan Ki Fiona & Rowlinson, Steve (2011) Supply chain sustainability : a relationship management approach moderated by culture and commitment. In Wamelink, J.W.F., Geraedts, R.P., & Volker, L. (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment (MISBE2011), Delft University of Technology, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, pp. 1-15.

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This research explores the nature of relationship management on construction projects in Australia and examines the effects of culture, by means of Schwarz’s value survey, on relationships under different contract strategies. The research was based on the view that the development of a sustainable supply chain depends on the transfer of knowledge and capabilities from the larger players in the supply chain through collaboration brought about by relationship management. The research adopted a triangulated approach in which quantitative data were collected by questionnaire, interviews were conducted to explore and enrich the quantitative data and case studies were undertaken in order to illustrate and validate the findings. The aim was to investigate how values and attitudes enhance or reduce the incorporation of the supply chain into the project. From the research it was found that the degree of match and mismatch between values and contract strategy impacts commitment and the engagement and empowerment of the supply chain.

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ID Code: 41998
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Yan Ki Fiona Cheung is the maiden name of Fiona Lamari
Keywords: Supply Chain Sustainability, Relationship Management, Queensland, Culture, Convergence
ISBN: 9789052693958
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 > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Please consult the authors.
Deposited On: 15 Jun 2011 23:05
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2014 04:48

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