Journal article

Partnering mechanism in construction: An empirical study on the Chinese construction industry

WZ Tang, CF Duffield, DM Young

Journal of Construction Engineering and Management | American Society of Civil Engineers | Published : 2006


Partnering and its principles have increasingly been introduced to the construction industry to improve the efficiency of project delivery. However, little research outlines the mechanism behind its application. This paper presents the findings of a study that was conducted to develop and test a partnering model that reveals the relationships between the critical success factors (CSFs) of partnering and demonstrates their importance to construction. With support of data collected from the Chinese construction industry, this study has revealed strong correlations among partnering CSFs, risk management, total quality management (TQM), use of incentives, and project performance. It is concluded..

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