The influence of procurement systems on constuction project team’s communication management in Ashanti Region

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JUNE, 2014
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Construction covers several areas of specialization, and different procurement systems required construction project team members to communicate well for the successful execution of projects. Poor or lack of communication among project team members under these procurement systems causes conflict among the team members. The study was carried out to seek how procurement systems influence communication management among the project team. Therefore what is the impact of procurement systems on the communication management? This study was to determine the influence of selected procurement systems on communication management among project team members. This can be achieved through determination of the critical communication roles performed by the project team under the two procurement systems and to determine the challenges to the performance of the roles identified under each of the procurement systems. This study took the form of literature review and survey using questionnaire approach. Data collected from 22 selected project team members, Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Engineers and Land Surveyors were analyzed using Descriptive statistics. The result showed that the procurement systems have some influence on communication management among the project team members. A key recommendation from the study was that communication channels must be well defined when procuring under the various systems especially for Design & Build which is the system normally adopted when time is the most important requirement.  
A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Procurement Management.