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A systems approach to strategic infrastructure delivery (2016)
Journal Article
Potts, M., McDermott, P., & Stephenson, A. (2016). A systems approach to strategic infrastructure delivery. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 169(3), 95-105. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.15.00026

This paper discusses a systems approach to the strategic delivery of infrastructure in the regulated UK water sector as part of a participatory-focused research project. Part of an ongoing PhD programme, this paper highlights the value of a strategic... Read More about A systems approach to strategic infrastructure delivery.

The role of contracting strategies in social value implementation (2016)
Journal Article
Awuzie, B., & McDermott, P. (2016). The role of contracting strategies in social value implementation. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 169(3), 106-114. https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.15.00024

There has been an increasing demand for social value (SV) implementation to assume a cardinal position in the infrastructure delivery efforts of infrastructure client organisations (ICOs). However, whereas successful implementation has been recorded... Read More about The role of contracting strategies in social value implementation.

Corporate social responsibility in construction industry: a comparative study between UK and Turkey (2016)
Journal Article
Ulutaş, D., Giritli, H., & McDermott, P. (2016). Corporate social responsibility in construction industry: a comparative study between UK and Turkey. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6(2), 218-231. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-08-2014-0039

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has evolved to an important agenda for many industries and its scope has been widened from the responsible business to strategic decisions. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the concept of CSR from the pe... Read More about Corporate social responsibility in construction industry: a comparative study between UK and Turkey.

Strategic change in the delivery of infrastructure (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Potts, M., McDermott, P., & Stephenson, A. (2015, November). Strategic change in the delivery of infrastructure. Presented at Going north for sustainability: Leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development, London, South Bank University

This paper discusses a socio technical systems approach to the strategic delivery of infrastructure in the regulated UK water sector as part of a participatory focused research project. Part of an ongoing PhD programme, this paper highlights the valu... Read More about Strategic change in the delivery of infrastructure.

Engendering change within a water infrastructure client organization : a participatory action research approach (2015)
Journal Article
Potts, M., Awuzie, B., McDermott, P., & Stephenson, A. (2015). Engendering change within a water infrastructure client organization : a participatory action research approach. Journal of engineering, project, and production management, 5(2), 71-81

Continuing demands by stakeholders for improved service delivery has caused Infrastructure Client Organisations (ICO) in the UK to embark upon organisational restructuring. It is expected that such restructuring would enhance cost-effectiveness and q... Read More about Engendering change within a water infrastructure client organization : a participatory action research approach.

A conceptual model for evaluating infrastructure-based temporary multi-organisations (2015)
Journal Article
Awuzie, B., & McDermott, P. (2015). A conceptual model for evaluating infrastructure-based temporary multi-organisations. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 5(1), 103-120. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2013-0052

The absence of an effective model for conceptualising and evaluating the interorganisational relationships within infrastructure delivery systems has been blamed for the seeming inability of implementation analysts to discover the causes of implement... Read More about A conceptual model for evaluating infrastructure-based temporary multi-organisations.

A systems approach to assessing organisational viability – an oil and gas project based organisation case study (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Awuzie, B., & McDermott, P. (2014, May). A systems approach to assessing organisational viability – an oil and gas project based organisation case study. Presented at CIB International Conference 2014: W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/74/81/83 Construction in a Changing World, Sri Lanka

Extant literature highlights the increasing inability of Project-Based Organisations (PBOs) to meet infrastructure client’s expectations, particularly as it concerns the delivery of socio-economic outcomes during the delivery process. Viability is de... Read More about A systems approach to assessing organisational viability – an oil and gas project based organisation case study.

The relationship between corporate social responsibility and company competitiveness from the perspective of the construction industry (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Ulutas, D., Giritli, H., & McDermott, P. (2014, May). The relationship between corporate social responsibility and company competitiveness from the perspective of the construction industry. Presented at CIB International Conference 2014: W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/74/81/83 Construction in a Changing World, Sri Lanka

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has evolved to an important agenda for many industries and its scope has been widened from the responsible business to strategic decisions. The increasing importance of CSR affects business relations because orga... Read More about The relationship between corporate social responsibility and company competitiveness from the perspective of the construction industry.

Understanding complexity within energy infrastructure delivery systems in developing countries : adopting a viable systems approach (2013)
Journal Article
Awuzie, B., & McDermott, P. (2013). Understanding complexity within energy infrastructure delivery systems in developing countries : adopting a viable systems approach. Journal of construction project management and innovation, 3(1), 543-559

Infrastructure delivery systems involve high complexity. This stems from numerous factors: a diverse range of skilled professionals, diverse cultural affiliations, incomplete contracts and complex contractual relationships among stakeholders, governm... Read More about Understanding complexity within energy infrastructure delivery systems in developing countries : adopting a viable systems approach.

Barriers to women in the UK construction industry (2010)
Journal Article
Worrall, L., Harris, K., Stewart, R., Thomas, A., & McDermott, P. (2010). Barriers to women in the UK construction industry. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 17(3), 268-281. https://doi.org/10.1108/09699981011038060

Purpose – This paper aims to identify the main barriers that lead to the under-representation of women in the UK construction industry. The study, funded by ConstructionSkills, seeks to explore the issues that women face and investigate the potential... Read More about Barriers to women in the UK construction industry.

The myth behind integration in the UK construction industry (2010)
Journal Article
Oyegoke, A., McDermott, P., & Dickinson, M. (2010). The myth behind integration in the UK construction industry. International Journal of Procurement Management, 3(3), 247 -264. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPM.2010.033444

The overall aim of this study is to ascertain the structure of the UK construction industry, especially the level and form of integration in the UK construction industry. This study utilises theoretical analysis of the concepts and measures of fragme... Read More about The myth behind integration in the UK construction industry.

Skill competency development strategies by a contractor (2009)
Journal Article
Oyegoke, A., McDermott, P., Aouad, G., & Cleary, M. (2009). Skill competency development strategies by a contractor. Proceedings of the ICE - Management, Procurement and Law, 162(3), 121-130. https://doi.org/10.1680/mpal.2009.162.3.121

Construction skills are one of the vital aspects of construction work which is growing in importance due to skill gaps and skill shortages during different economic cycles. The aim of this study was to investigate competence development strategies by... Read More about Skill competency development strategies by a contractor.

Construction project procurement routes: an in-depth critique (2009)
Journal Article
Oyegoke, A., Dickinson, M., Khalfan, M., McDermott, P., & Rowlinson, S. (2009). Construction project procurement routes: an in-depth critique. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 2(3), 338-354. https://doi.org/10.1108/17538370910971018

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine different categories of building project procurement routes based on organisational, contractual, financial and technical issues. Design/methodology/approach – The paper is based on review of liter... Read More about Construction project procurement routes: an in-depth critique.

Achieving sustainability in construction through the specialist task organisation procurement approach (2009)
Journal Article
Oyegoke, A., McDermott, P., & Abbott, C. (2009). Achieving sustainability in construction through the specialist task organisation procurement approach. International Journal of Value Chain Management, 2(3), 288-313. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJPM.2009.024812

The issue of sustainability continues to grow in importance because of its relationship with overall Quality of Life (QOL) in terms of economic, social and environmental well-being. The aim of this study is to demonstrate the use of Specialist Task O... Read More about Achieving sustainability in construction through the specialist task organisation procurement approach.

The integration of suppliers and manufacturers within construction supply chains through innovative procurement strategies (2008)
Journal Article
Khalfan, M., McDermott, P., Li, X., Arif, M., & Kashyap, M. (2008). The integration of suppliers and manufacturers within construction supply chains through innovative procurement strategies. International Journal of Value Chain Management, 2(3), 358-370. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJVCM.2008.019518

Recent innovative procurement initiatives are challenging traditional ways of procuring construction projects. These initiatives are intended to empower clients to exercise more control over the supply chain and generate more cooperation among projec... Read More about The integration of suppliers and manufacturers within construction supply chains through innovative procurement strategies.

Organisational cultures: Progression and retention barriers to women in the UK construction industry (2008)
Journal Article
Worrall, L., Harris, K., Thomas, A., Stewart, R., Jessop, S., McDermott, P., & Platten, A. (2008). Organisational cultures: Progression and retention barriers to women in the UK construction industry

The UK construction industry employs over two million people and is the country 19s top employer. However, at present the UK is facing a massive shortfall of available skilled workers and this shortage is predicted to continue for the foreseeable fut... Read More about Organisational cultures: Progression and retention barriers to women in the UK construction industry.

Managing risk and uncertainty in an agile construction environment: application of agile building specialist model (2008)
Journal Article
Oyegoke, A., Khalfan, M., McDermott, P., & Dickinson, M. (2008). Managing risk and uncertainty in an agile construction environment: application of agile building specialist model. International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 3(3/4), 248-262. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJASM.2008.021212

The study focuses on managing risk and uncertainty in construction project due to the owner dissatisfaction in project outcome and dynamism within agile construction environment. The aim of the paper is to examine the agility gap created by risk and... Read More about Managing risk and uncertainty in an agile construction environment: application of agile building specialist model.