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Title: Time for a real shift to relations : appraisal of Social Network Analysis applications in the UK construction industry
Authors: Ruan, Ximing
Ochieng, Edward G.
Price, Andrew D.F.
Keywords: Social network analysis
Project organisations
Knowledge integration
Construction industry
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: UTS ePRESS (© the authors)
Citation: RUAN, X. ...et al., 2013. Time for a real shift to relations: appraisal of Social Network Analysis applications in the UK construction industry. Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 13 (1), pp. 92 - 105.
Abstract: The Social Network Analysis (SNA) has been adopted in the UK construction management research and generated meaningful insights in analysing project management organisations from network perspectives. As an effective tool, social network analysis has been used to analyse information and knowledge flows between construction project teams which are considered as the foundation for collaborative working and subsequently improving overall performance. Social network analysis is based on an assumption of the importance of relationships among interacting units. The social network perspective encompasses theories, models and applications that are expressed in terms of relational concepts or processes. Many believe, moreover, that the success or failure of organisations often depends on the patterning of their internal structure. This paper reviewes existing literatures on SNA applications in construction industry from three leading construction management journals. From the review, the research proposed some advance in the application of SNA in the construction industry.
Description: This work was originally published in Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14965
Publisher Link: http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/journals/index.php/AJCEB/article/view/3174/3411
ISSN: 1835-6354
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