A framework for understanding purchasing in building construction companies
Bildsten, Louise & Manley, Karen (2016) A framework for understanding purchasing in building construction companies. Construction Management and Economics, 33(11-12), pp. 865-879.
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Purchasing on the part of a building construction company involves actors inside and outside the organization. These actors are driven by different motives that influence purchasing decisions in different situations. An explicit framework that assists in understanding the different purchasing situations would be of benefit to companies and researchers. Through a study of purchasing theory and practices, including interviews with building construction companies, a framework of purchasing is proposed. The framework covers all stages in the purchasing process and focuses on four factors:
(1) purchasing situations;
(2) level of complexity;
(3) active roles, and;
(4) supply chain involvement.
The interrelationships between these factors are discussed from the perspective of the companies.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Actors, building construction, buying centre, purchasing, roles|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management (090505)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group|
|Deposited On:||25 Jul 2016 22:55|
|Last Modified:||31 Jul 2016 04:05|
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