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The role of the supply chain in the elimination and reduction of construction rework and defects: an action research approach

Since 2007, Ireland has suffered a circa 80% reduction in construction output. This has resulted in bankruptcy, unemployment and bad debt. Contractors have attached greater emphasis to production efficiency and cost reduction as a means of survival. An action research (AR) strategy was used to...
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Middle managers' perceptions of operations strategies at construction contractors

Operations strategies focus on how a firm delivers value, while business strategies focus on what to deliver and where. Lean is an operations strategy prioritizing flow efficiency. In construction, empirical underpinning of operations strategies has been limited. The aim is to capture how perceptions of...
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Improvement of productivity through the control of continuity and variation of work flow in building space

The majority of currently used construction productivity management systems rely on result-based management techniques, which have difficulties in managing in uncertain environments. Massive amounts of time and resources are wasted due to conflicts between works and constraints in space, etc. Hence, we need to recognize...
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An industrial organization economic supply chain approach for the construction industry: a review

This selected review of construction and mainstream management supply chain literature is organized around four themes; distribution, production, strategic procurement management and industrial organization economics, and highlights the need to develop an industrial organization economic supply chain framework for construction.
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Why mode and regional context matter for entrepreneurship education

This study examines how modes of entrepreneurship education (active, such as business simulations, versus reflective, such as theory lectures) - alone and in interaction with the universities' regional context - affect students' self-employment intentions. Results from a cross-level analysis show that active modes are, irrespective...