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The research methodology for the development of a kaizen costing framework suitable for indigenous construction firms in Lagos, Nigeria.

Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, U.

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Temitope Omotayo

U. Kulatunga



Abstract

The need for a cost management paradigm shift in the construction industry is imperative because of the prevail-ing challenges of managing construction cost during construction. Small and medium scale construction firms in Nigeria are faced with the challenges of competition from foreign firm, cost overrun, project delays and unsatis-fied clients. This challenge may be handled with kaizen principles and kaizen costing. This paper utilized litera-tures related to research methodology in the built environment to create a research framework for the study. This focused on the research philosophical stands, approaches and strategy related to the built environment. The re-search onion model was adopted for the framework development and the sample size of two hundred and fifty (250) respondents was selected based on theoretical sampling for quantitative data collection using question-naires. Twenty (20) interviews would be conducted within the sample size for the questionnaire. This will in-volve Likert scale format questionnaires and semi-structured interviews.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Apr 10, 2017
Publication Date Apr 10, 2015
Institution Citation OMOTAYO, T. and KULATUNGA, U. 2015. The research methodology for the development of a kaizen costing framework suitable for indigenous construction firms in Lagos, Nigeria. Presented at the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) doctoral workshop on research methodology, 10 April 2015, Dublin, Ireland [online], pages 1-12. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/..._Dublin-Proceedings.pdf
Keywords Kaizen costing; Research; Research philosophy; Framework
Publisher URL http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/workshops/2015-04_Dublin-Proceedings.pdf

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