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

Rowlinson, Steve & Cheung, Yan Ki Fiona (2012) Supply chain sustainability : a relationship management approach moderated by culture and commitment. Project Perspectives, XXXIV, pp. 66-71.

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Abstract

This paper 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 fi ndings. 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: 47920
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: This is an updated and edited version of a paper that was first published in the proceedings of CIB MISBE 2011 Conference. Yan Ki Fiona Cheung is the maiden name of Fiona Lamari
Keywords: supply chain sustainability, relationship management, culture, commitment, Australia
ISSN: 1455-4178
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
Deposited On: 04 Jan 2012 12:44
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 11:51

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