A needs based methodology for classifying construction clients and selecting contractors: Comment

Martin Skitmore*, Anthony Mills

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Abstract

This note is a comment on Chinyio, E.A., Olomolaiye, P.O., Kometa, S.T. and Harris, F.C. (1998) A needs based methodology for classifying construction clients and selecting contractors, Construction Management and Economics, 16(1), 91-8, which describes research aimed at classifying clients by their needs rather than by the traditional public/private/developer approach. The paper also proposes a new method of selecting contractors by matching clients' needs to contractors' ability to satisfy them. The note offers constructive criticism of some aspects of the analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalConstruction Management and Economics
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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