Drivers and barriers to adopting relational contracting practices in public projects: Comparative study of Beijing and Sydney

Florence Ling, Shi Ong, Yongjian Ke, Shouqing Wang, Patrick ZOU

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    The aim of this study is to undertake a comparative analysis of drivers and barriers to adopting RC practices in public construction projects in two different markets viz. a centrally planned economy and a free market economy by investigating practices in Beijing and Sydney. The survey research design was adopted and data of public construction projects in Beijing and Sydney were collected using a structured questionnaire. The results revealed that relationship quality and level of harmony among contracting parties are significantly good in both cities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)275-285
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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