Trust influencing factors in main contractor and subcontractor relationships during projects

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621042
Title:
Trust influencing factors in main contractor and subcontractor relationships during projects
Authors:
Manu, Emmanuel; Ankrah, Nii; Chinyio, Ezekiel; Proverbs, David
Abstract:
Trust is crucial for achieving optimum benefits from supply chain integration and collaboration in the construction sector. Yet relationships between main contractors and subcontractors continue to be influenced by issues that promote vicious circles of distrust. This research investigates the trust influencing factors in main contractor–subcontractor relationships on projects. Empirical data was gathered from across four case studies through semi-structured interviews, non-participant observations and document reviews, and analysed using thematic analysis. Findings revealed that the change management process, economic climate, payment practices, perceptions of future work opportunities, job performance and the project-specific context influence trustfulness and trustworthiness of the different parties. The findings also imply that stronger trust in the main contractor's supply chain can only be realised and sustained through promotion of trustworthiness-induced rather than benefit-induced trustfulness.
Citation:
Trust influencing factors in main contractor and subcontractor relationships during projects 2015, 33 (7):1495 International Journal of Project Management
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
International Journal of Project Management
Issue Date:
Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/621042
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.06.006
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0263786315001039
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
02637863
Sponsors:
Self-funded and University of Wolverhampton
Appears in Collections:
FSE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorManu, Emmanuelen
dc.contributor.authorAnkrah, Niien
dc.contributor.authorChinyio, Ezekielen
dc.contributor.authorProverbs, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-29T15:33:22Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-29T15:33:22Z-
dc.date.issued2015-10-
dc.identifier.citationTrust influencing factors in main contractor and subcontractor relationships during projects 2015, 33 (7):1495 International Journal of Project Managementen
dc.identifier.issn02637863-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.06.006-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/621042-
dc.description.abstractTrust is crucial for achieving optimum benefits from supply chain integration and collaboration in the construction sector. Yet relationships between main contractors and subcontractors continue to be influenced by issues that promote vicious circles of distrust. This research investigates the trust influencing factors in main contractor–subcontractor relationships on projects. Empirical data was gathered from across four case studies through semi-structured interviews, non-participant observations and document reviews, and analysed using thematic analysis. Findings revealed that the change management process, economic climate, payment practices, perceptions of future work opportunities, job performance and the project-specific context influence trustfulness and trustworthiness of the different parties. The findings also imply that stronger trust in the main contractor's supply chain can only be realised and sustained through promotion of trustworthiness-induced rather than benefit-induced trustfulness.en
dc.description.sponsorshipSelf-funded and University of Wolverhamptonen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0263786315001039en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Project Managementen
dc.subjectCase studiesen
dc.subjectCollaborationen
dc.subjectContractingen
dc.subjectMain contractorsen
dc.subjectSubcontractorsen
dc.subjectTrusten
dc.titleTrust influencing factors in main contractor and subcontractor relationships during projectsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Project Managementen
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