Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement is a compilation of papers presented at the CIB W92 Symposium held in Chaing Mai, Thailand in January 1999. This volume, drawing on contributions from leading experts in construction contract procurement from 22 countries, addresses the issues of culture within organisations and national cultures and their impact on procurement, performance and profitability. Substantial coverage is given to private finance projects, privatised infrastructure projects, contractor selection and prequalification, decision support systems for procurement, management of design, contracts and contract documents, sustainable construction and the performance of procurement systems. Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement is a reference for construction professionals and researchers, contract administrators and lawyers wishing to gain an understanding of the complex issues of harmony and profit in construction procurement.
Author: Kris Paap
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release Date: 2018-07-05
Genre: Business & Economics
Kris Paap worked for nearly three years as a carpenter's apprentice on a variety of jobsites, closely observing her colleagues' habits, expressions, and attitudes. As a woman in an overwhelmingly male—and stereotypically "macho"—profession, Paap uses her experiences to reveal the ways that gender, class, and race interact in the construction industry. She shows how the stereotypes of construction workers and their overt displays of sexism, racism, physical strength, and homophobia are not "just how they are," but rather culturally and structurally mandated enactments of what it means to be a man—and a worker—in America. The significance of these worker performances is particularly clear in relation to occupational safety: when the pressures for demonstrating physical masculinity are combined with a lack of protection from firing, workers are forced to ignore safety procedures in order to prove—whether male or female—that they are "man enough" to do the job. Thus these mandated performances have real, and sometimes deadly, consequences for individuals, the entire working class, and the strength of the union movement. Paap concludes that machismo separates the white male construction workers from their natural political allies, increases their risks on the job, plays to management's interests, lowers their overall social status, and undercuts the effectiveness of their union.
Author: George Spindler Stanford University, USA; Louise Spindler Stanford University, USA; Henry Trueba University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; Melvin D. Williams University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
Release Date: 2013-12-19
First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Combines data obtained by a values projective technique over a period of more than 30 years. The purpose of the book is to deal with a process in which all Americans, old and new, and of all ethnic groups and minorities, are caught up - the American cultural dialogue.
Author: Theo van der Loop
Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
Release Date: 1996-04
Genre: Business & Economics
The relationship between the production system and the labor system is of great interest in today's society; however, until now there has been a lack of significant studies conducted in this area. Industrial Dynamics and Fragmented Labor Markets fills the void by providing a new theoretical approach to understand these complex interrelationships. Basing his study on an in-depth examination of the housing construction industry, Theo Van Der Loop first focuses on small-scale building firms and their relations of subcontracting. He then moves onto labor relations and the occupational mobility of both regular and part-time workers. This informative volume explores the results of this study that indicate the labor system has a significant impact on the production system while the structure of the labor market affects industrial development. Aimed at students and professionals in urban planning and housing, Industrial Dynamics and Fragmented Labor Markets, will make an invaluable contribution to its field.
This cultural and psychological study of gender identity and sexual development in a New Guinea Highlands society includes initiation rites and socialization studies, and contrasts the Sambia with other societies, including our own. Sambia boys experience ritualized homosexuality before puberty and do not leave it until marriage, after which homosexual activity is prohibited. The implications are developed cross-culturally and contextualized in gender literature.
Author: Annette B. Weiner
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release Date: 1988-01
Genre: Social Science
This re-examination of the Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea, the people described in Malinowski’s classic ethnographic work of the early 20th century, provides a balanced view of the society from a male and female perspective, including coverage of new discoveries about the importance of woman’s work and wealth in the society.
Author: Norman Allee Chance
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: Social Science
This account of the social, economic and political conditions of the Inupiat people of the north slope area of Alaska covers their history, traditions and adaptation to current industrial activity such as oil explorations, with a case study of the village of Kaktovik.