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|Title: ||The evaluation of social network analysis application's in the UK construction industry|
|Authors: ||Ruan, Ximing|
Ochieng, Edward G.
Price, Andrew D.F.
Social network analysis
|Issue Date: ||2011|
|Publisher: ||© ARCOM / © the authors|
|Citation: ||RUAN, X., OCHIENG, E.G. and PRICE, A.D.F., 2011. The evaluation of social network analysis application's in the UK construction industry. IN: Egbu, C. and Lou, E.C.W. (eds), Proceedings 27th Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2011, Bristol, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, pp.423–32.|
|Abstract: ||The Social Network Analysis (SNA) has been adopted in the UK construction management research and there is a trend to apply it in large scale. As an effective tool, social network analysis has been used to analyse information and knowledge flow between construction project teams which is considered as 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 reviewed existing literatures on SNA applications in the UK construction industry. From the review, the research proposed some improvement in the application of SNA in the construction industry.|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2011-0423-0432_Ruan_Ochieng_Price.pdf|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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