Product thinking within a project thinking world
A study on the impact of a standardized product on the individual work practices and inter-organizational collaboration of actors within a construction project. This research aims to give insight into the impact of standardization on the construction project actors, which are contractors, architects, housing corporations and municipalities. In this research individual work practices are specified as tasks, responsibilities and work autonomy. The impact of product standardization on the inter-organizational collaboration is specified as changes in power relations and types of collaborations. This research focuses on the negotiation between actors within the process of determining the standard. This master thesis was conducted as a qualitative research with a conceptual model based on existing literature. In addition, this research is based on deductive reasoning. In total nine semi-structured interviews were conducted with employees of the four different actors.
Faculteit der Managementwetenschappen