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This first issue in the year 2013 features one of the nagging issues in construction projects, conflicts. The paper investigates the frequency and correlates of conflicts in identified conflict centers on projects procured through traditional and integrated methods. Data obtained from 96 projects in Nigeria were analysed descriptively and using inferential statistics. Whilst the findings do not suggest any significant correlations between the procurement method used for the projects and the...

Welcome to Volume 2, Issue 2. Though late in release, you will find it is well worth the delay because of the determination to publish quality articles to the research community and industry.

Two contemporary themes are covered in this issue, procurement and building information management (BIM). Ameyaw, Sarfo and Osei-Tutu look at the implementation challenges of the Public Procurement Law (Act 663) in Ghana. Their study found that there is a high inclination towards less...

Welcome to the first issue of IJCSCM in 2012. The issue contains four papers that were written by authors based in New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. Altogether 12 authors produced these papers aimed at enhancing supply chain management research and practice in the construction industry.

The themes covered are varied, beginning with Tennant and Fernie’s paper encouraging the adoption of a form of client-led supply chain relationship called ‘clans’ for the UK construction industry...

I feel privileged to publish the maiden issue of IJCSCM. It is the result of many months of preparatory work, reviews and counter reviews aimed at producing quality articles to the research community and industry. This issue was originally planned for release in October but because of some editorial/administrative hiccups the target could not be met. Please pardon the delay. However I am confident that this maiden issue marks the beginning of significant contribution to knowledge in all...