Construction Project Organizational Structuring
Baecher, Gregory B
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This dissertation presents an extended research study of project organizational structuring design, using Mintzberg's design parameters of organization and Lucas' IT-enabled variables on construction building project organizations. To the design parameters of unit grouping, unit size, liaison devices, planning and control systems, decision-making system and design of positions, this dissertation study simultaneously considers virtual components, technological leveling, technological matrixing, electronic linking and communications. This study used Yin's multiple case holistic design approach for this extended research study with data from major successful building construction projects to illustrate the use of this extended view and compare its findings. Based on this extended research study, this dissertation develops a practical methodology for construction project organizational structuring design. Furthermore, this dissertation applied Robbins' measures of organization structure (complexity, formalization and centralization) for corroboration.