Buyer-supplier relationship management in the construction industry

Jeroen Bemelmans

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Abstract

The aim of this PhD research is to gain insight into ways in which contractors could improve the management of, and the collaboration with, suppliers in order to increase their competitiveness. To achieve this aim, four research phases are conducted. Firstly, the current status of supplier-contractor research in the construction industry is explored. Secondly, the current status of buyer-supplier relationship management within the Dutch construction industry is assessed in order to shed light on obstacles to, and opportunities for, increasing the effectiveness of construction firms in managing buyer-supplier relationships. Thirdly, a quick scan purchasing maturity tool is developed and tested through applying a design science research method. Finally, the suppliers’ perspective is considered in order to gain further insight into ways in which contractors could improve the management of, and the collaboration with, suppliers.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Vos, G.C.J.M., Supervisor
  • Dewulf, G.P.M.R., Supervisor
  • Voordijk, Johannes T., Co-Supervisor
Award date24 Feb 2012
Place of PublicationEnschede, the Netherlands
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-365-3304-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2012

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    Bemelmans, J. (2012). Buyer-supplier relationship management in the construction industry. Enschede, the Netherlands: University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036533041