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The publication of this first issue in 2020 has been challenging because of disruptions brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the review and acceptance process was slower than usual. I would like to use this opportunity to appeal to IJCSCM authors for their patience and understanding as we wade through this unprecedented situation.

The first article in this 19th issue  by Moshood et al. investigates the influence of personal or individual factors on contractors’ risk attitudes within the context of government policies. Their setting was Malaysia and they found that government policies do moderate the relationship between personal factors and contractors risk attitudes. Jelodar et al. provide a construct of relationship quality in the event of conflict on construction projects. They argue that certain influencing factors in conflict management could moderate relationship quality on projects. They suggest that their construct could enhance construction project integration. The third article by Iheukwumere et al.  review the challenges in the construction of refineries in Nigeria. Iheukwumere and colleagues took a snapshot across two timeframes over 55 years to collate construction implementation challenges. They conclude with recommendations for more innovative procurement systems and the adjustment of bureaucratic procedures to allow private sector participation in the construction of refineries in Nigeria. The last article by Sooriyamudalige et al. investigated the barriers and enablers for supply chain integration in the prefabricated construction sector in New Zealand. Sooriyamudalige et al. developed a framework designed to improve integration across the supply chain in module/component manufacturing in residential construction in New Zealand.

I hope you will find these articles informative and insightful. Please spread the word around on IJCSCM, read, cite and consider the journal for your future works.  

Papers

by Moshood, T.D., Adeleke, A.Q., Nawanir, G., Bamgbade, J.A., & Ajibike, W.A.

One of the critical factors responsible for the successful management of construction projects is individual factors. These factors play a significant role in the decision-makers' attitudes towards risks management.

by Jelodar, M.B., van Heerden, A. & Chawynski, G.

Due to the construction industry’s eagerness to lifting adversarial trends and realising the benefits of good relationships, the current research intends to investigate the construct of relationship quality in construction projects; especially in the event of a conflict.

by Iheukwumere, O.E., Moore, D. & Omotayo, T.

The sub-optimal performance of state-owned refineries in Nigeria has led to a significant gap in the supply of refined petroleum products (RPPs) in the country. More so, the growing demand for these products has further widened the gap to the range of 500,000 – 600,000 barrels per day (bpd).

by Sooriyamudalige, N., Domingo, N., Shahzad, W., & Childerhouse, P.

The attention on prefabricated modules and components is resurging in the New Zealand residential construction industry. This is driven by its relative benefits and technological advancements.