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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 frequency of conflicts, the study recommends that personality traits of team members, instead of structure, may be key variable to watch out for with respect to conflicts.

IJCSCM has now been added to the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), which means increased visibility and usage of IJCSCM articles. DOAJ is OAI compliant, therefore all articles in IJCSCM become automatically OAI harvestable.

IJCSCM resolves to maintain its review process so that only quality papers are accepted for publication despite the number of manuscripts it receives. I desire to maintain this quality standard so that published articles make significant contribution to knowledge in all areas relevant to construction and the management of its supply chain.

Have a good read.

James O.B. Rotimi PhD


by Martin O. Dada

Conflicts occur on construction projects and may degenerate into unpleasant situations such as claims, lawsuits and project abandonment.