Let’s change tack, not wind direction: a response to Kog and Yaman (2016)

Let’s change tack, not wind direction: a response to Kog and Yaman (2016) PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to field a critical response to Kog and Yaman (2016) specifically; and more widely, to strengthen debate on contractor selection (CS) research.Design/methodology/approachCritical narrative and opinion based on personal worldview, experiential knowledge and future insight/vision.FindingsIt is argued that enduring CS research has become somewhat stagnated. It has over-emphasised selection process models vis-à-vis the reliability and currency of their processing components, and has inadequately focused on achieving real-life impact.Research limitations/implicationsThe principal implication is to engender constructive debate in the field and encourage a change of direction in CS research. The limitation is that this response reflects a personal view and so will be open to “challenge”.Practical implicationsPotential to encourage increased practicability, accessibility and generalisability of CS research products, leading to their increased real-life take-up and improved impact on practice.Social implicationsFor society, the optimal implications would be improved project outcomes; healthier stakeholders’ financial interests; and an enhanced constructed environment.Originality/valueThe content is entirely original insofar as it comprises a personal viewpoint. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management Emerald Publishing

Let’s change tack, not wind direction: a response to Kog and Yaman (2016)

Let’s change tack, not wind direction: a response to Kog and Yaman (2016)

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to field a critical response to Kog and Yaman (2016) specifically; and more widely, to strengthen debate on contractor selection (CS) research. Design/methodology/approach – Critical narrative and opinion based on personal worldview, experiential knowledge and future insight/vision. Findings – It is argued that enduring CS research has become somewhat stagnated. It has over-emphasised selection process models vis-à-vis the reliability and currency of their processing components, and has inadequately focused on achieving real-life impact. Research limitations/implications – The principal implication is to engender constructive debate in the field and encourage a change of direction in CS research. The limitation is that this response reflects a personal view and so will be open to “challenge”. Practical implications – Potential to encourage increased practicability, accessibility and generalisability of CS research products, leading to their increased real-life take-up and improved impact on practice. Social implications – For society, the optimal implications would be improved project outcomes; healthier stakeholders’ financial interests; and an enhanced constructed environment. Originality/value – The content is entirely original insofar as it comprises a personal viewpoint. Keywords Management, Risk management Paper type Viewpoint Introduction As a branch of construction management (CM) research, the subject of contractor[1] selection (CS) has attracted a diverse range of international researchers to pursue it for over 30 years. The subject appears to have evolved (in part at least), from an academic desire to predict contractor performance back in the 1970s – for example, see Mason and Harris (1979). From this, CS research flourished in the following two decades with seminal works from those including Russell and Skibniewski (1988), Jaselskis and...
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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0969-9988
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10.1108/ECAM-02-2017-0019
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PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to field a critical response to Kog and Yaman (2016) specifically; and more widely, to strengthen debate on contractor selection (CS) research.Design/methodology/approachCritical narrative and opinion based on personal worldview, experiential knowledge and future insight/vision.FindingsIt is argued that enduring CS research has become somewhat stagnated. It has over-emphasised selection process models vis-à-vis the reliability and currency of their processing components, and has inadequately focused on achieving real-life impact.Research limitations/implicationsThe principal implication is to engender constructive debate in the field and encourage a change of direction in CS research. The limitation is that this response reflects a personal view and so will be open to “challenge”.Practical implicationsPotential to encourage increased practicability, accessibility and generalisability of CS research products, leading to their increased real-life take-up and improved impact on practice.Social implicationsFor society, the optimal implications would be improved project outcomes; healthier stakeholders’ financial interests; and an enhanced constructed environment.Originality/valueThe content is entirely original insofar as it comprises a personal viewpoint.

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Engineering, Construction and Architectural ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 16, 2018

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