Evaluating barriers of collaboration in South African construction supply chains
- Authors: Masemeni, N. M. , Aigbavboa, C. O. , Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku
- Date: 2015
- Subjects: Construction industry - South Africa
- Language: English
- Type: Conference proceedings
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/73293 , uj:18391 , Citation: Masemeni, N.M., Aigbavboa, C.O. & Thwala, W.D. 2015. Evaluating barriers of collaboration in South African construction supply chains.
- Description: Abstract: Purpose Collaboration in construction has proven to be beneficial in many dimensions of the supply chain, yet in South Africa these models have been hardly explored as a means to execute the contract. The purpose of this article is to explore some of the barriers in the execution of collaborative models in the South African construction industry. Design Literature from different regions around the world was collected to provide a background on integrated construction supply chains. To examine the barriers relating to the application in South African construction supply chains (CSCs) quantitative analysis was used through questionnaires distributed to construction practitioners. Questionnaires were distributed to professionals involved in the construction supply chain (clients, contractors, consultants and suppliers). Descriptive statistics were applied to present and report on the findings. Findings The South African construction industry exists in a very dynamic and volatile environment. Barriers need to be examined and solutions to break down such barriers need to be explored. For supply chain integration to be achieved in South African CSCs collaboration needs to be practiced more skilfully for the industry to make progress. Value The South African construction industry is yet to welcome the use of collaborative models such as alliancing and construction partnering. This research seeks to establish reasons as to why there is resistance to adopt more collaboratively structured construction supply chains. The research will also highlight some of the benefits of using such models with the intention of encouraging an industry shift towards more integrated CSCs.
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Relationship between leadership styles and project success in the South African construction industry
- Authors: Liphadzi, M. , Aigbavboa, C. O. , Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku
- Date: 2015
- Subjects: Construction industry - South Africa , Leadership styles , Project success
- Language: English
- Type: Conference Proceedings
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/17537 , uj:15460 , Liphadzi, M. Aigbavboa, C., & Thwala W. 2015. Relationship between leadership styles and project success in the South African construction industry. Creative Construction Conference, 21-24 June 2015, Krakow, Poland.
- Description: Adequate leadership is a vital key to the successful performance of any firm or business, and it is much more important to the construction industry. The main objective of this paper is to explore the relationship between different leadership style practices and project success in the South African construction industry. The data used in this research were derived from both primary and secondary sources. The secondary data was collected via a detailed review of related literature. The primary data was collected through a structured questionnaire aimed at 150 project and construction managers in the South African construction industry. However, 110 questionnaires were received representing a 73% response rate. Data from the questionnaire were analyzed using SPSS 21.0 software. Correlation analysis was used to determine the relationship between leadership styles and project success. Likewise, the relationship between the different leadership styles and project successes in the South African construction industry was investigated using Pearson Product-moment Correlation Coefficient. Findings from the study revealed that there is a positive relationship between transactional leadership and project success. The results further revealed that there is no relationship between Laissez faire leadership style and construction project success. However, the study explores the relationship between leadership styles and project success in the South African construction industry. The study contributes to the body of knowledge of construction leadership by providing a robust background on construction leadership style practices of project and construction managers.
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