Investigating Informality in Construction: Philosophy, Paradigm and Practice

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Show simple item record Gajendran, Thayparan en_US Brewer, Graham en_US Dainty, Andrew en_US Runeson, Goran en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-10-12T03:34:41Z 2012-10-12T03:34:41Z 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011004334 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gajendran Thayparan et al. 2011, 'Investigating Informality in Construction: Philosophy, Paradigm and Practice', Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 84-98. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1837-9133 en_US
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 en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors en_US
dc.title Investigating Informality in Construction: Philosophy, Paradigm and Practice en_US
dc.parent Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building en_US
dc.journal.volume 11 en_US
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 120200 en_US
dc.personcode 0000020496 en_US
dc.personcode 120657 en_US
dc.personcode 014057 en_US
dc.personcode 0000077029 en_US
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

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