Key Adoption Factors for Collaborative Technologies and Barriers to Information Management in Construction Supply Chains: A System Dynamics Approach

Amin, Fawad and Khan, Khurram Iqbal Ahmad and Ullah, Fahim ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6221-1175 and Alqurashi, Muwaffaq and Alsulami, Badr T. (2022) Key Adoption Factors for Collaborative Technologies and Barriers to Information Management in Construction Supply Chains: A System Dynamics Approach. Buildings, 12 (6):766. pp. 1-24.

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Abstract

Construction processes are complex and dynamic. Like its other components, the construction supply chain (CSC) involves multiple stakeholders requiring varying levels of information sharing. In addition, the intensity and diversity of information in CSCs require dexterous management. Studies reveal that information complexity can be reduced using collaborative technologies (CTs). However, the barriers to information management (IM) hinder the CTs’ adoption process and cause complexity in CSCs. This research identifies barriers to IM and factors affecting the adoption of CTs in developing countries. In order to understand and address complexity, the system dynamics (SD) approach is adopted in this study. The aim is to investigate if SD can reduce information complexity using CTs. Causal loop diagrams (CLDs) were developed to understand the relationship between the IM barriers and CT adoption factors. The SD model, when simulated, highlighted three main components, i.e., complexity, top management support, and trust and cooperation, among others, as factors affecting the adoption of CTs. Addressing these factors will reduce information complexity and result in better IM in construction projects.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current – Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Surveying and Built Environment (1 Jan 2022 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current – Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Surveying and Built Environment (1 Jan 2022 -)
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2022 23:03
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2022 23:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction supply chain; collaborative technologies; information complexity; information management; system dynamics
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3301 Architecture > 330199 Architecture not elsewhere classified
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330202 Building construction management and project planning
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3509 Transportation, logistics and supply chains > 350909 Supply chains
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3301 Architecture > 330101 Architectural computing and visualisation methods
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400501 Architectural engineering
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3509 Transportation, logistics and supply chains > 350999 Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330206 Building science, technologies and systems
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330201 Automation and technology in building and construction
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400504 Construction engineering
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4699 Other information and computing sciences > 469999 Other information and computing sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 12 CONSTRUCTION > 1205 Construction processes > 120501 Civil construction processes
12 CONSTRUCTION > 1204 Construction planning > 120401 Civil construction planning
15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1505 Microeconomics > 150511 Supply and demand
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings12060766
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48719

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