Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621458
Title:
Polycentric cultural framework for infrastructure procurement in Nigeria
Authors:
Omoregie, Alohan; Radford, Dennis
Abstract:
The high failure rate of most infrastructures in sub-Saharan Africa is alarming, particularly in Nigeria, where the dearth and deterioration of infrastructure constantly imposes severe constraints on economic growth and development. Consequently, existing institutions or strategies which are designed to reproduce effective infrastructures in areas that lack them have been mostly unsuccessful. A carefully conducted survey covering the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria identified inadequate maintenance and inconsistent procurement strategies as the major factors responsible for unsustainable infrastructure delivery. In view of the fact that a stable infrastructure is an essential prerequisite for sustainable development, this paper presents a polycentric cultural framework for infrastructure maintenance and procurement in Nigeria, a framework which emphasises the integration of infrastructure users throughout the process, from conceptualization to actual delivery of infrastructure, by taking the recipients’ culture, beliefs and values into account. It also emphasises the use of systemic referendum amongst users and stakeholders via the traditional consultative processes before the actual delivery of infrastructure and services.
Affiliation:
De Montfort Univeristy
Citation:
Omoregie, A and Radford, D (2006) Polycentric cultural framework for infrastructure procurement in Nigeria. In: Boyd, D (Ed.), Proceedings 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 4-6 September 2006 Birmingham, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 1, 383–92.
Publisher:
Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Journal:
Proceedings 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference
Issue Date:
6-Sep-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621458
Additional Links:
http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2006-0383-0392_Omoregie_and_Radford.pdf; http://www.arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?s=22nd%20Annual%20ARCOM%20Conference&b=b
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
ISBN:
0955239001
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Department of Mechanical Engineering & the Built Environment

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOmoregie, Alohanen
dc.contributor.authorRadford, Dennisen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-27T10:43:39Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-27T10:43:39Z-
dc.date.issued2006-09-06-
dc.identifier.citationOmoregie, A and Radford, D (2006) Polycentric cultural framework for infrastructure procurement in Nigeria. In: Boyd, D (Ed.), Proceedings 22nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 4-6 September 2006 Birmingham, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 1, 383–92.en
dc.identifier.isbn0955239001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621458-
dc.description.abstractThe high failure rate of most infrastructures in sub-Saharan Africa is alarming, particularly in Nigeria, where the dearth and deterioration of infrastructure constantly imposes severe constraints on economic growth and development. Consequently, existing institutions or strategies which are designed to reproduce effective infrastructures in areas that lack them have been mostly unsuccessful. A carefully conducted survey covering the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria identified inadequate maintenance and inconsistent procurement strategies as the major factors responsible for unsustainable infrastructure delivery. In view of the fact that a stable infrastructure is an essential prerequisite for sustainable development, this paper presents a polycentric cultural framework for infrastructure maintenance and procurement in Nigeria, a framework which emphasises the integration of infrastructure users throughout the process, from conceptualization to actual delivery of infrastructure, by taking the recipients’ culture, beliefs and values into account. It also emphasises the use of systemic referendum amongst users and stakeholders via the traditional consultative processes before the actual delivery of infrastructure and services.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAssociation of Researchers in Construction Managementen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2006-0383-0392_Omoregie_and_Radford.pdfen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?s=22nd%20Annual%20ARCOM%20Conference&b=ben
dc.subjectInfrastructureen
dc.subjectMaintenanceen
dc.subjectNigeriaen
dc.subjectProcurementen
dc.subjectConstructionen
dc.titlePolycentric cultural framework for infrastructure procurement in Nigeriaen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentDe Montfort Univeristyen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings 22nd Annual ARCOM Conferenceen
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