Journal article

Explaining cooperative behavior in building and civil engineering projects' claims process: Interactive effects of outcome favorability and procedural fairness

Ajibade Ayodeji Aibinu, George Ofori, Florence Yean Yng Ling

JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT | ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS | Published : 2008

Abstract

Cooperation is fundamental to successful procurement and delivery of building and civil engineering projects. This study explores the role of perceived fairness as a motivator of cooperative behavior in the process for administering project claims. The objective is to investigate how a contractor's perceptions about fairness of the procedure for administering project claims would interact with the outcome received from the claims to influence the contractor's cooperative behavior in terms of conflict intensity and potential to dispute. The data collection instrument was a structured questionnaire. Face-to-face interviews were conducted with 41 contractors' personnel regarding their experienc..

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