Author Archives: Will

About Will

Professor of Construction Management and Economics, University of Reading, UK. Editor-in-Chief, Construction Management and Economics. Programme Director for MSc Construction in Emerging Economies and MSc Construction Management. School Director of Postgraduate Teaching Programmes.

Special issue on business development and marketing in construction

Background Business Development and Marketing in Construction provides the overarching theme, which comprised two distinct yet closely and inter-related topics: business development and marketing. The context is competitive advantage. The theories consider competitive advantage from the viewpoint of the market … Continue reading

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Complete and unambiguous complementarity

In writing research papers, should we be more careful in how we cite literature that supports our own findings? All too often, the nuances and tensions are overlooked. But they are the most important aspects Continue reading

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Then, D S-S and Hee, T T (2013) Facilities management and the business of managing assets. London: Routledge.

Facilities management and the business of managing assets. By Danny Shiem-Shin Then and Tan Teng Hee, Routledge, London, 2013. 136 pp, ISBN 978-0-415-27494-4, £39.99 (hb) Publisher’s description: The importance of facilities management to the effective operation of all businesses is … Continue reading

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Yao, R, (Ed.) (2013) Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments. London: Springer-Verlag.

Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments. Edited by Runming Yao, Springer-Verlag, London, 2013. 432 pp ISBN 978-1-4471-4781-7, £153 (hb) Publisher’s description: Climate change is believed to be a great challenge to built environment professionals in design and management. An … Continue reading

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Salkeld, D (2013) Project Risk Analysis: Techniques for Forecasting Funding Requirements, Costs and Timescales. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Project Risk Analysis: Techniques for Forecasting Funding Requirements, Costs and Timescales. By Derek Salkeld, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2013. 310 pp, ISBN 978-0-566-09186-5, £70 (hb) Publisher’s description: Projects overspend and overrun. Business cases perform less well than expected. Managers tighten their grip … Continue reading

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Ross, A and Williams, P (2013) Financial Management in Construction Contracting. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Financial Management in Construction Contracting. By Andrew Ross and Peter Williams, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2013. 456 pp, ISBN 978-1-4051-2506-2, £39.99 (pb) Publisher’s description: This authoritative text provides a detailed insight into how construction companies manage their finances at both corporate and … Continue reading

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Ochieng, E, Price, A and Moore, D (2013) Management of Global Construction Projects. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Management of Global Construction Projects. By Edward Ochieng, Andrew Price and David Moore, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2013. 352 pp, ISBN 9780230303218, £34.99 (pb) Publisher’s description: Examines key issues for students and professionals interested in and working with global construction project … Continue reading

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Malina, M (2013) Delivering Sustainable Buildings: An Industry Insider’s View. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Delivering Sustainable Buildings: An Industry Insider’s View. By Mike Malina, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2013. 282 pp, ISBN 978-1-4051-9417-4, £55.00 (pb) Publisher’s description: The UK government has committed to reducing the nation’s carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. Buildings currently use almost … Continue reading

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Lowe, D (2013) Commercial Management: Theory and Practice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Commercial Management: Theory and Practice. By David Lowe, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2013. 528 pp, ISBN 978-1-4051-2468-3, £37.50 (pb) Publisher’s description: Commercial Management: theory and practice defines the role of commercial management within project-oriented organisations, providing a framework for and helping to … Continue reading

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Jonasson, H I and Ingason, H T (2013) Project Ethics. Aldershot: Gower.

Project Ethics. By Haukur Ingi Jonasson and Helgi Thor Ingason, Gower, Aldershot, 2013. 156 pp, ISBN 978-1-4094-1096-6, £28.50 (pb) Publisher’s description: How relevant is ethics to project management? The book – which aims to demystify the field of ethics for … Continue reading

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