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Project management in construction

Author: Anthony Walker
Publisher: West Sussex, England : Wiley Blackwell, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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As with all previous editions of Project Management in Construction, this sixth edition focuses on systems theory as the approach suitable for organizing and managing people skilled in the design and completion of construction projects. It discusses the many competing paradigms and alternative perspectives available, for example in relation to differentiation and integration, as well as the emerging study of
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Walker, Anthony, 1939-
Project management in construction.
West Sussex, England : Wiley Blackwell, ©2015
339 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Walker
ISBN: 9781118500385 1118500385
OCLC Number: 903956522
Description: 1 online resource (353 pages)
Contents: 1.1. Introduction --
1.2. Evolution of Project Organisation --
1.3. Management and Organisation --
1.4. Definition of Construction Project Management --
1.5. Objectives and Decisions --
1.6. The Project Management Process and the Project Manager --
1.7. Projects, Firms and Clients --
1.8. The Contribution of Organisation Structure --
1.9.Organisation Theory and Project Organisations --
1.10. Relevance of Systems Theory --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. The Classical Approach --
2.3. The Behavioural Approach --
2.4. The Socio-Technical Approach --
2.5. The Systems Approach --
2.6. Reconciling Diverse Approaches --
2.7. Criticisms of the Systems Approach --
2.8. Configuration Theory --
2.9. Mintzberg's Classification --
2.10. Chaos and Complexity Theory --
2.11. Postmodernism --
2.12. Critical Theory --
2.13. The Transaction Cost Approach --
2.14. Many Paradigms --
2.15. The Relevance of Temporary Organisations Generally to Construction Project Management. 2.16. Virtual Organisation --
2.17. Projects, Firms and Process --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Systems Concepts --
3.3. Action of Environmental Forces --
3.4. Negative Entropy, Adaption and Protected Environments --
3.5. Growth, Differentiation, Interdependency and Integration --
3.6. Feedback --
3.7. Systems and Hierarchies --
3.8. Increasing Challenges --
3.9. Summary --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Classification of Clients --
4.3. Clients' Objectives --
4.4. Relationship of the Client's Organisation and the Construction Process --
4.5. Conflicting Objectives --
4.6. Project Change --
4.7. Role of the Client --
4.8. Clients, Stakeholders and Sustainability --
4.9. Practical Client Issues --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Firms and Project Teams --
5.3. Relationship with the Client --
5.4. Differentiation, Interdependency and Integration --
5.5. Decisions and Their Effect on Structure --
5.6. Differentiation and Integration in Practice --
5.7.Organisational Culture --
5.8. Partnering. 5.9. Supply Chain Management --
5.10. Trust Between Construction Organisations Generally --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2.Common Characteristics --
6.3. Subsystems --
6.4. The Operating System and the Managing System --
6.5. The Functions of the Managing System --
6.6. Pattern of Managing System Functions --
6.7. Project Management Activities --
6.8. Project Management Skills --
6.9. Some Practical Considerations --
6.10. Design of Organisation Structures --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. Authority --
7.3. Power --
7.4. Relationship Between Authority and Power --
7.5. The Sources of Power --
7.6. Power and Interdependency --
7.7. Politics in Organisations --
7.8. Power and Leadership --
7.9. Empowerment and Control --
7.10. Power in Project Management --
7.11. Politics, Projects and Firms --
7.12. Empowerment and Projects --
7.13. Project Managers and Power --
8.1. Introduction --
8.2. Leadership --
8.3. Some Research Models --
8.4. Leadership Style. 8.5. Transactional and Transformational Leadership --
8.6. Leadership and the Project Manager --
8.7. Project Managers' Perceptions --
8.8. Leadership Qualities --
9.1. Introduction --
9.2. Project Management Theory and Transaction Cost Economics --
9.3. The Components of Project Organisation Structures --
9.4. Client/Project Team Integration --
9.5. Design Team Organisation --
9.6. Integration of the Construction Team --
9.7. An Illustration of a Transaction Cost Explanation --
9.8.Organisation Matrix --
9.9. Public-Private Partnerships --
9.10. Programme Management --
10.1. Need for Analysis and Design --
10.2. Criteria --
10.3. Linear Responsibility Analysis and Other Techniques --
10.4. Application of Linear Responsibility Analysis --
10.5. Project Outcome --
10.6. Presentation of Project Organisations.
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