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Impact of a Non-Traditional Research Approach

Abstract Construction Management research has not been successful in changing the practices of the construction industry. The method of receiving grants and the peer review paper system that academics rely on to achieve promotion, does not align to academic researchers becoming experts who can bring change to industry practices. Poor construction industry performance has been documented for the past 25 years in the international construction management field. However, after 25 years of billions of dollars of research investment, the solution remains elusive. Research has shown that very few researchers have a hypothesis, run cycles of research tests in the industry, and result in changing industry practices.

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Created Date 2014
Contributor Rivera, Alfredo Octavio (Author) / Kashiwagi, Dean T (Advisor) / Sullivan, Kenneth (Committee member) / Kashiwagi, Jacob S (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Management / Educational leadership / Operations research / best value approach / construction / education / leadership / management / non-traditional
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 305 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Construction 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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