Relationship between head contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry : a critical review

Jin, Xiaohua, Zhang, Guomin, Xia, Bo, & Feng, Yingbin (2013) Relationship between head contractors and subcontractors in the construction industry : a critical review. In Ahmed, Syed, Smith, Norma, Azhar, Salman, Yaris, Cat, Shah, Attaullah, Farooqui, Rizwan, et al. (Eds.) CITC-VII : Seventh International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century : Challenges in Innovation, Integration and Collaboration in Construction & Engineering, December 19-21 2013, Millenium Hilton Bangkok Hotel, Klongsan, Thailand. (In Press)

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Abstract

The interaction between head contractor and subcontractor in modern construction often contributes to the degree of success or failure of any large-scale construction project. In this paper, previous research on the relationship and interaction between head contractor and subcontractor is examined in order to establish how these relationships will affect the overall performance of a project. Based on the review, research questions on how to best manage the interaction and relationship between these two vital project participants are proposed and future research direction discussed.

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ID Code: 65562
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Subcontracting, Head contractor, Relationship, Dispute, Review
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 please consult author(s)
Deposited On: 23 Dec 2013 02:45
Last Modified: 26 May 2014 03:09

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