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NHS ProCure21: Analysing networks of inter-firm relationships

Doyle, T; (2005) NHS ProCure21: Analysing networks of inter-firm relationships. Doctoral thesis , UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Companies involved in construction have often had problems with their projects, leading to disappointing outcomes for those involved in the production of the built environment. Drivers for industry change have come in the form of seminal reports such as Constructing the Team (Sir Michael Latham, 1994) and Kfthinking Construction (Sir John Egan, 1998). One common theme of these inquiries has been the need for greater collaborative working on construction projects and the enshrinement of modernising principles within the set-up of projects. Public sector procurement not only has to cope with the engrained problems of the UK construction industry, but has also inherited a legacy of underinvestment in public infrastructure and services. Recendy, new public sector procurement routes such as the NEC form of contract have been produced to address these problems. The NHS, a major client, has introduced the ProCure 21 framework in this spirit. The report deals innovative public sector procurement by using Social Network Analysis of a single case study project to examine how effective and appropriate ProCure 21 is. Social Network Analysis is identified as suitably innovative analytical tool, with important conclusions for construction firms drawn from sociograms of the various inter-firm networks used and recommendations for further research made. Key Words Construction project coalitions social network analysis (SNA) intra-coalition networks NHS ProCure 21 governance mode design.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: NHS ProCure21: Analysing networks of inter-firm relationships
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest. Third party copyright material has been removed from the ethesis. Images identifying individuals have been redacted or partially redacted to protect their identity.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Architecture
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1569545
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