A learning culture for strategic partnering in construction

Eddie W.l. Cheng, Heng Li, Peter Love, Zahir Irani

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This paper highlights the importance of creating a learning culture for strategic partnering in construction. Theories of organizational learning and strategic partnering are interpolated to identify the related attributes that help to relate and intertwine the two concepts. With the emergence of a learning culture, organizations are able to undergo the transition from no organizational learning to integrated organizational learning, which in turn reinforces the embedded culture. Since learning from experience, continuous improvement and a learning climate are pre-conditions for a learning culture, three models are presented respectively in dealing with issues relating to these conditions. These models help to attain strategic partnering.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-65
Number of pages13
JournalConstruction Innovation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2004


  • Construction
  • Culture
  • Learning
  • Partnering
  • Supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Architecture
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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