Today’s construction environment is changing at an unprecedented pace and executives are facing a diverse set of issues – globalization, economics, workforce demographics, and technology. Moreover the traditional issues of competition and delivery are being challenged by new laws and new industry entrants; and the tasks of project and organization management are being overhauled. This all demands greater leadership from senior management.
Construction executives typically reach senior level after many years mastering the art of project management, which has given them very little time or opportunity to learn the concepts and principles of organization leadership – unlike their counterparts in other industries who have been steeped in this.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues that organization leaders must understand and address. It provides concise summaries by leading international authorities of the ten key strategic management issues, shows how they have emerged, and outlines their potential impact on the construction organization.
"…the authors have achieved their aim in providing a comprehensive overview of key industry issues encompassing both project and organization management which is lacking in this field and industry." – Construction Management and Economics
1. Introduction and Overview Paul Chinowsky, University of Colorado and Anthony Songer, Boise State University 2. Leadership Anthony Songer, Boise State University and Paul Chinowsky, University of Colorado 3. Knowledge Management in Global Environments Amy Javernick-Will, University of Colorado and Timo Hartmann, Twente University 4. A Network and Culture Perspective on Organization Management Paul Chinowsky, University of Colorado 5. Strategic Innovation in EPC T. Michael Toole, Bucknell University, Paul Chinowsky, University of Colorado and Matthew R. Hallowell, University of Colorado 6. Human Resource Development Andy Dainty, Loughborough University and Paul Chan, University of Manchester 7. Globalization S. Ping Ho, National Taiwan University 8. Strategic Issues in Entering Emerging Markets I. Dikmen, Middle East Technical University, M.T. Birgonul, Middle East Technical University and C. Anac, University of Reading 9. Project Deliveray and Financing Michael J. Garvin, Virginia Tech and Ashwin Mahalingham, IIT Madras 10. Strategic Safety Management Matthew R. Hallowell, University of Colorado and Jimmie Hinze, University of Florida 11. Corporate Social Responsibility Steve Darr, Peacework Development Fund, Inc. and Anthony Songer, Boise State University