A qualitative examination of major barriers in implementation of reverse logistics within the South Australian construction sector

Rameezdeen, Raufdeen, Chileshe, Nicholas, Hosseini, M. Reza and Lehmann, Steffen 2016, A qualitative examination of major barriers in implementation of reverse logistics within the South Australian construction sector, International journal of construction management, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 185-196, doi: 10.1080/15623599.2015.1110275.

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Title A qualitative examination of major barriers in implementation of reverse logistics within the South Australian construction sector
Author(s) Rameezdeen, Raufdeen
Chileshe, Nicholas
Hosseini, M. RezaORCID iD for Hosseini, M. Reza orcid.org/0000-0001-8675-736X
Lehmann, Steffen
Journal name International journal of construction management
Volume number 16
Issue number 3
Start page 185
End page 196
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1562-3599
2331-2327
Keyword(s) construction industry
reverse logistics
barriers
hierarchical clustering techniques
cloud-based applications
South Australia
Summary Despite extensive research on the benefits of reverse logistics (RL), it has yet to become commonplace in the construction industry. Furthermore, the uptake and number of studies on RL remains very limited within the Australian context and particularly related to the construction industry. This paper is aimed at filling that knowledge gap by employing an exploratory approach to examine the critical barriers faced by South Australian construction organizations in implementing RL practices. Semi-structured interviews and a ranking approach facilitated the treatment of qualitative data through quantitative coding using cloud-based applications. The research identified 12 barriers to RL implementation, four of them very significant according to the responses of the interviewees: the regulatory environment, additional costs involved, lack of recognition in the construction supply chain, and extra effort required. The study also explored their inter-relationships through the Co-occurrence Index. The study proposes some remedial measures for RL implementation in South Australia based on the barriers identified.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/15623599.2015.1110275
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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