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|Title||Partnering: The Way for Improving Efficiency in Construction Industry|
In a rapidly changing environment businesses are looking towards the development of new strategies to remain competitive and to improve performance. The construction industry is characterized by change and uncertainty. A contractor is continually buffered by forces from his external environments, eg economic, legal and regulatory, political, social and technological. New attitudes have to be taken to lead firms towards success in an increasingly hostile environment. In construction business, managers must learn the art of competing and co-operating is equally valid aspect of corporate strategy. The final product in construction is dependent on the co-operation of several organizations. Increased specialization and greater emphasis on the quality of the finished product has resulted in need to rely on others for success. Partnering is essentially a means of resolving inter-organizational conflict. Partnering is considered as an alternative to traditional project management techniques. This is driven by an attempt to avoid the disruptive conflicts which often lead to the negative impacts of litigation, lost time, wasted money, and poor morale. The main objective of this paper is to investigate the partnering practices in construction in the Gaza Strip. The result indicates that real partnering can lead to an improvement of the efficiency and cost effectiveness, increased opportunity for innovation, and continuous improvement of quality products and services.
|Published in||Project Procurement for Infrastructure Construction|
|Publisher||Alpha Science Int'l Ltd.|
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