The views and experiences of specialist contractors on partnering in the UK

Mason, J. (2007) The views and experiences of specialist contractors on partnering in the UK. Journal of Construction Management and Economics, 25 (5). pp. 519-527. ISSN 0144-6193

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01446190701326828

Abstract

This paper presents and analyses data gathered from specialist contractors’ on partnering in the UK. The purpose of carrying out the work was to raise awareness of the position of specialists to inform the wider discussion about whether further steps towards partnering the supply chain are possible and/or desirable. The findings partially support the existing perceived cynical view of partnering in practice. Other findings are more positive such as the healthy level of understanding of partnering concepts. There are examples of successful collaborations and evidence of informal partnering being continued downstream of the specialist contractors, often irrespective of whether upstream partnering is occurring or not. The discussion recommends that greater emphasis should be placed on the role of the clients and their involvement in successful partnering. Despite these positive developments little has changed in the ten years since partnering was introduced to improve the lot of the specialist contractor in terms of the levels of disputes and the incidence of long-term collaboration.

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Additional Information:This is an electronic version of an article published in "Mason, Jim (2007) The views and experiences of specialist contractors on partnering in the UK. Journal of Construction Management and Economics, 25 (5). pp. 519-527". Journal of Construction Management and Economics is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/01446190701326828
Uncontrolled Keywords:collaboration, partnering, procurement, specialist contractors, sub contractors
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
ID Code:11543
Deposited By: Dr J. Mason
Deposited On:10 Nov 2010 14:55
Last Modified:15 Aug 2013 14:44

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