Where does the theory informing the International Group for Lean Construction come from? [special issue]

PASQUIRE, C. and CONNOR, P., 2011. Where does the theory informing the International Group for Lean Construction come from? [special issue]. Lean Construction Journal, pp. 23-32. ISSN 1555-1369

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Abstract

Research Question: Is lean construction theory, as represented in International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) theory papers, based on other IGLC papers or do they draw from a wider literature? Research Hypothesis: The IGLC knowledgebase is inward looking and theory is being developed largely internally. Purpose: To clarify the basis for a debate about fears that lean construction theory is being developed largely internally, without drawing sufficiently on new ideas or recent thinking from the wider academic and industrial community. Research Method: counting references used to generate lean construction theory within IGLC conference papers. Purpose: To clarify the basis for a debate about fears that lean construction theory is being developed largely internally, without drawing sufficiently on new ideas or recent thinking from the wider academic and industrial community. Research Method: counting references used to generate lean construction theory within IGLC conference papers. Findings: The analysis identifies the leaders in the development of Lean construction theory and confirms that their work is referred to outside the IGLC community. The level of referencing from sources published outside the IGLC conferences is high; the quality of sources used and a lack of new thinking generated gave cause for concern. Design is generally under-represented in theory papers. Limitations: The research only looks at IGLC papers and makes no attempt to define any aspect of lean construction theory. It was simply a counting exercise to show the flow of references and theory sources. Implications: There is room for the IGLC community to improve its theoretical base. Value for scholars: guidance on seeking a wider basis for theory papers and engaging with academic journals.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: IGLC 2011 Special Issue
Publication Title: Lean Construction Journal
Creators: Pasquire, C. and Connor, P.
Publisher: Lean Construction Institute
Date: 2011
ISSN: 1555-1369
Rights: All papers in LCJ are protected by a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 Unported licence.
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:49
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2015 11:16
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3438

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