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Polycentric cultural framework for infrastructure procurement in nigeria

Polycentric cultural framework for infrastructure procurement in nigeria

Omoregie, Alohan and Radford, Dennis (2006) Polycentric cultural framework for infrastructure procurement in nigeria. In: ARCOM (Association of Researchers in Construction Management) Conference. ARCOM, Birmingham, pp. 383-392.

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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 designed to reproduce effective infrastructures in areas lacking 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 conceptualisation 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 stake-holders via the traditional consultative processes before the actual delivery of infrastructure and services.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: ARCOM (Association of Researchers in Construction Management) Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords: culture, infrastructure, maintenance, Nigeria, procurement, referendum.
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2022 14:38

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