Investigating Informality in Construction: Philosophy, Paradigm and Practice

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Show simple item record Gajendran, T Brewer, G Runeson, G Dainty, A 2012-10-12T03:34:41Z 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 2011, 11 (2), pp. 84 - 98
dc.identifier.issn 1837-9133
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract The complex interrelationships commonly enacted as a consequence of project team activity take a number of different forms, including those formally dictated by contract conditions. However it is becoming increasingly apparent that project performance is affected by informal relationships, though their investigation is notoriously difficult. This paper proposes that these difficulties arise partly from the nature of the informalities themselves, but also as a consequence of the philosophical position taken by researchers and their consequent methodological/paradigmatic posture, and its impact upon those being studied. It consequently proposes a subjectivist investigative framework that accommodates multiple philosophical points of departure, matching them to a range of alternative methodologies, and indicates the desirability of blending to reflect the peculiarities of each context under investigation. The framework also accommodates the practicalities of putting complex methodologies into action. The paper concludes that this framework presents opportunities to conduct rigorous in-situ investigations of informality at work, leading to authentic and deep insights that would otherwise remain unseen
dc.publisher Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
dc.title Investigating Informality in Construction: Philosophy, Paradigm and Practice
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 11
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 84 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 98 en_US DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1202 Building
dc.personcode 014057
dc.personcode 120657
dc.percentage 100 en_US Building en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords informality; methodology; method; construction. en_US
dc.description.keywords medical ethics, registration, conflicts of interest, health law, complementary medicine
dc.description.keywords informality
dc.description.keywords methodology
dc.description.keywords method
dc.description.keywords construction.
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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