Essential Skills and Training Provisions for Building Project Stakeholders in Palestine

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Title Essential Skills and Training Provisions for Building Project Stakeholders in Palestine
Author Enshassi, Adnan; Mohamed, Sherif Ali Mohtady; Ekarriri, Alaá
Journal Name Journal of Construction in Developing Countries
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Malaysia
Publisher Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia
Abstract The primary aim of this paper is to identify the skills that both construction clients and contractors identify as critical to improving the building sector's overall productivity in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. Through a comprehensive questionnaire targeting key project stakeholders (namely, clients and contractors), this paper also evaluates the factors affecting skills upgrade and the continuity of training approaches currently used in this sector. Mentoring appears to be the preferred training approach for clients and contractors alike. According to respondents, decision-making, problem solving and goal setting skills are highly critical. Furthermore, conventional face-to-face meetings were identified as the most suitable communication channel to obtain and exchange project information. Staff self-interest and willingness to upgrade their skills were ranked as the most important factors influencing the effectiveness of the professional training process. Based on the study findings, the paper concludes with a set of practical recommendations.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://myais.fsktm.um.edu.my/9396/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this journal please refer to the journal's website or contact the authors.
Volume 14
Issue Number 1
Page from 31
Page to 50
ISSN 1823-6499
Date Accessioned 2009-11-27
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Building Construction Management and Project Planning
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/29228
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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