1. H.M. UDAYA KUMARA RATHNAYAKE - Affiliation with the Lincoln University College, Malaysia.
Growing interest has been shown in the application of partnering in the construction industry in recent years. The shift in structural, behavioral & cultural norms leading to mutual trust and understanding is essential to every successful partnering effort. According to literature, effective organizational structure has the power to mould and reflect cultural and behavioral traits. In order to address the intricate linkages between behavior and culture in large-scale partnering initiatives, this article provide guidance how to investigates influence of effectiveness of organizational structure and it's administration. For this to happen, complicated human conduct must be comprehended, interpreted, explained, and mapped. Consequently, it is critical to understand and apply an effective research approach in order to meticulously gather pertinent data. This study argues that the positivism perspective is appropriate ways to tackle the behavioral and cultural issues of complex interactions in construction partnering. In order to defend the choice of an acceptable research philosophy and research technique, the layered approach is employed, stressing the key aspects of the arguments.
Partnering, Organizational Structure, Organizational Culture, Research Philosophy, Research Approach, Research Method.