Productivity in construction contracting

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Dutkiewicz, Ryszard Karol en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Eleuteri, Franco Maria Romano en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-21T19:18:56Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-21T19:18:56Z
dc.date.issued 1977 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Eleuteri, F. 1977. Productivity in construction contracting. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18079
dc.description Bibliography: p.91-95. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Increases in productivity in construction contractin0 since 1960 have not been proportional to the large amounts of money spent on mechanization and on the training of labour. Little consideration has been given during this same period to behavioural techniques and the motivation of manpower and it was therefore felt that the adoption of a behavioural approach would result in a significant increase in productivity in the industry. Since any behavioural theoretical generalization requires empiric information about any particular situation, it was necessary to collect data on certain socio-organizational characteristics of construction contracting. Data was collected mainly by means of two attitude questionnaires distributed amongst middle to lower management personnel employed in main contractor and sub-contractor companies in the Western Cape. The analysis of the data centred on the socio-organizational characteristics of contracting, their effect on motivation to obtain increased productivity on both the macro and micro levels, and the relationships between main contractor and sub-contractors. It was apparent that ample scope still existed for the development of behavioural management techniques in construction contracting. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Industrial Administration en_ZA
dc.subject.other Mechanical Engineering en_ZA
dc.subject.other Productivity en_ZA
dc.title Productivity in construction contracting en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MIndAdmin en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Eleuteri, F. M. R. (1977). <i>Productivity in construction contracting</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18079 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Eleuteri, Franco Maria Romano. <i>"Productivity in construction contracting."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1977. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18079 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Eleuteri FMR. Productivity in construction contracting. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1977 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18079 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Eleuteri, Franco Maria Romano AB - Increases in productivity in construction contractin0 since 1960 have not been proportional to the large amounts of money spent on mechanization and on the training of labour. Little consideration has been given during this same period to behavioural techniques and the motivation of manpower and it was therefore felt that the adoption of a behavioural approach would result in a significant increase in productivity in the industry. Since any behavioural theoretical generalization requires empiric information about any particular situation, it was necessary to collect data on certain socio-organizational characteristics of construction contracting. Data was collected mainly by means of two attitude questionnaires distributed amongst middle to lower management personnel employed in main contractor and sub-contractor companies in the Western Cape. The analysis of the data centred on the socio-organizational characteristics of contracting, their effect on motivation to obtain increased productivity on both the macro and micro levels, and the relationships between main contractor and sub-contractors. It was apparent that ample scope still existed for the development of behavioural management techniques in construction contracting. DA - 1977 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1977 T1 - Productivity in construction contracting TI - Productivity in construction contracting UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18079 ER - en_ZA


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