Management

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Management practices


Working paper

The evolution of management practices in New Zealand

This paper examines the evolution of management practices in New Zealand, decomposing the overall change in the prevalence of particular practices between 2005 and 2017.
Report

Future of the risk management professional

This report looks at the areas likely to be driving changes to risk management in 2025, including business continuity and resilience, regulatory change and compliance, and cybersecurity) — and how these impacts will evolve by 2030 (with climate change and artificial intelligence becoming increasingly prominent).
Journal article

AHP-systems thinking analyses for kaizen costing implementation in the construction industry

This study explores the potential of kaizen costing strategy to engender effective cost management within construction project delivery systems in developing countries.
Journal article

Design of knowledge-based systems for automated deployment of building management services

Despite its high potential, the building's sector lags behind in reducing its energy demand. Tremendous savings can be achieved by deploying building management services during operation, however, the manual deployment of these services needs to be undertaken by experts and it is a tedious, time...
Journal article

Neuro-fuzzy systems in construction engineering and management research

Neuro-fuzzy systems (NFS) can explicitly represent and model the input–output relationships of complex problems and non-linear systems, like those inherent in real-world construction engineering and management (CEM) problems. This paper contributes three things previously lacking in CEM literature.
Conference paper

A requirement model for Lean leadership in construction projects

A recently conducted survey with corporate members of the LCI showed that the main barriers in Lean implementation are managerial based. To achieve the required change, site managers play a very important role as the linkage between the people responsible for value-adding activities on the...
Conference paper

Using reasons for non-compliance to assess project performance in the Last Planner System

The Last Planner System (LPS) follows a systematic process of planning and control, in which compliance to short-term commitments is followed weekly and Reasons for Non-Compliance (RNC) are traced for each commitment not accomplished. The aim of this research is to use quantitative RNC measurements...
Conference paper

Finding the way to success in implementing Lean Construction in an unfavourable context

When it comes to lean implementation, the operational attributes of developing countries can cause significant impacts on priorities, tools and techniques. This paper took Iranian construction as a sample and sought to identify and prioritise the factors that could significantly contribute to the success of...
Conference paper

Digital visual management tools in design management

Visual Management (VM) has the potential to increase process transparency in design and facilitate the information transfer between stakeholders. The main findings of this paper include the discussion of VM concepts in a digital design environment, as well as the analysis of existing VM tools...
Conference paper

Reducing handoffs between sequential trades: a simulation

Without proactive management from the general contractor, handoffs can result in the generation of waste, such as idle time between production activities, transport waste originating from an excessive number of mobilizations and demobilizations, and errors and omissions from miscommunication between trades. This paper discusses the...
Conference paper

DMAIC manual for an Integrated Management System: application in a construction company

This article elaborates on the development of a DMAIC Manual for the restructuring of an Integrated Management System of a Brazilian company that builds real estate and corporate works, with a focus on Lean Six Sigma. The Manual was designed to lead the XYZ construction...
Conference paper

The role of digitalized visual management to empower self-managed crews in construction projects

This theoretical study encompasses the role of digitalization in visual management (VM) applied in construction projects to increase the situational awareness (SA) of construction workers and crews.
Conference paper

Sustainability performance evaluation in building projects by integrating Lean and sustainable management using the Delphi method

This research paper aims to contribute to the improvement of sustainable management of Peruvian buildings throughout the project lifecycle by integrating the Lean Construction philosophy and sustainability concepts through the Delphi method.
Conference paper

An approach to capture design and construction lessons learned from facility managers

The prevailing silo-way of working in the construction industry makes it difficult to incorporate valuable lessons learned from facility managers into the design stage of new projects. This is an ongoing research project which aims to develop an open-source tool that can be used by...
Journal article

Critical success factors for corporate social responsibility adoption in the construction industry in Malaysia

In the construction industry, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly valued as a strategic tool for business sustainable development and for addressing ethical issues. However, understanding the concept of CSR in the construction industry, and how to practice it, is limited. This study aims to...
Journal article

Refiguring global construction challenges through ethnography

As our more recent work has shown, ethnographic engagements in the construction industry reveal social, experiential and often unspoken ways of knowing. It is vital to understand these aspects in order to address any of the industry’s enduring challenges, such as worker training and safety...
Conference paper

Improving the learning of design management operations by exploiting production's feedback: design science approach

The results of this study indicate that while the relevancy of continuous learning is well recognised, construction organisations are incapable of effectively exploiting the best practices of knowledge management.
Report

The role of middle managers in progressing gender equity in the public service

Significant barriers remain in the role of middle managers in progressing gender equity in the public service, according to this report. Published in partnership with the Ministry for Women, the report was carried out as part of a wider project and in light of recent...
Journal article

Looking out to look in: inspiration from social sciences for construction management research

In reaction to the recent call for critical debate in the field of construction management research, I argue that we should embrace the richness of adjacent fields of study in order to dynamically develop our own and face the plethora of contemporary societal challenges that...
Report

Corporate planning in the Australian public sector 2017–18

This audit was conducted as part of a multi-year audit program on implementation of the resource management framework introduced by the PGPA Act. It is intended to assist in keeping the Parliament, government and the community informed about the extent to which the resource management...
Journal article

Critical analysis of procurement techniques in construction management sectors

There is a lack of giving an account on the relationship between the procurement techniques and the progressed related issues, for example, supply chain, sustainability, innovation and technology development, lean construction, constructability, value management, Building Information Modelling (BIM) as well as e-procurement. Through chosen papers...
Journal article

How can lean construction improve the daily schedule of a construction manager?

The outcome of construction projects highly depends on effective management. Lean Construction can help to organize the construction site in a better way and automatically supports the site manager.
Report

Westpac diversity dividend report

Australian businesses have made significant progress in improving diversity in leadership in recent years. But, there is still much more that needs to be done.
Report

Cracking the glass-cultural ceiling: future proofing your business in the 21st Century - synopsis report

Culturally diverse female talent working in Australia are ambitious, capable, and resilient, and well positioned to contribute to their own and their organisation’s success in the 21st century.
Journal article

Managing collaborative space in multi-partner projects

Collaboration across company borders in multi-partner construction projects has proven to be challenging. Using an in-depth case study of a hospital construction project, we contribute to the construction management literature by taking the first step in conceptualizing the connections between space, management and collaboration practices...