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A SYSTEM FOR RAISING PRODUCTIVITY OF CONSTRUCTION CRAFTSMEN IN SOUTH-WESTERN NIGERIA

Fagbenle, Olabosipo I. and Amusan, L. M. and Adeosun, Julianah O. (2014) A SYSTEM FOR RAISING PRODUCTIVITY OF CONSTRUCTION CRAFTSMEN IN SOUTH-WESTERN NIGERIA. Construction Research Journal, 3 (1). pp. 22-38.

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Abstract

liz /Nigeria's labour intensive and ~/ghzy competitive construction 'fndustry, firms are currently applying lVnl•uuJ!i/ systems aimed at improving weratives' productivity and also to t;emain in business. This paper . !Jzerefore discussed the influence of ' femi-financial incentives as one of the ' !IJOtivating measures. The principal . iftvjective was to determine if a · telationship exists between the . ~,pplication of semi-financial " >f!Jcentives and the productivity of ,construction craftsmen in Southwestern Nigeria. To achieve this, a questionnaire survey of management and operatives of construction firms backed up with on-site measurements was conducted to determine the impact of these schemes on the productivity ofbrick!ayers, carpenters and steel fixers in the study area. Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques were used for the mw~ysis. Comparative analysis of sites with or without incentives indicated that semifinancial incentive schemes had significant effects on the productive time of these craftsmen. ThP paper concluded that the application of semi-financial incentives should be further intensified by management of all construction firms for an improved productivity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction Craftsmen, Motivation, Semi-fin an cia 1 Incentives, Productivity, Southwestern Nigeria
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2015 18:59
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2015 18:59
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3945

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