School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Staff

Professor Richard Fellows BSc, PhD

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Richard Fellows is Professor of Construction Business Management at Loughborough University, UK; previously, he was a Professor in the Department of Real Estate and Construction, The University of Hong Kong and Professor of Culture in Construction at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. He graduated from the University of Aston and has worked as a quantity surveyor for several major contractors. Richard has a PhD from the University of Reading, has taught at a number of universities in UK and other countries and was co-ordinator for research in construction management for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK. His research interests concern economics, contracts and law, and management of people in construction – especially cultural issues as drivers of behaviour and performance.  He was a founder and for many years was joint coordinator of the CIB group, W112 – ‘Culture in Construction’. Richard has published widely in books, journals and international conferences and is qualified as a mediator.

Professional affiliations

FRICS, FCIOB, MCIArb

Research project

  • Cultural Issues for Project Organisations: Developing theory and practice

Summary

This seminar series focuses on culture’s interactions with project-based forms of organisation. It embraces and draws together culture researchers, project researchers, and practitioners in culture and projects who, up till now, have tended to operate in distinct groups. Bringing such contributors together in a community of researchers, practitioners and policy-makers will help create greater understanding of the impact of culture on projects and allow for the development of a research agenda that can shape the efforts of an extended community of researchers. Inputs will be drawn from a wide spectrum of disciplines and from senior, experienced persons, as well as those new to the field. The aim is to encourage diverse and novel thinking about the effects of culture on projects leading ultimately to a greater understanding of its impact upon aspects of project performance.

The seminars comprise: Culture Perspectives and Projects, examines the main models and primary issues concerning cultures and their influences on projects. Stakeholders Achieving Value on Projects, identifies project stakeholders and their values, and their impacts on projects. Project Alliances, addresses the emergence, configurations and management of projects. Cultural Impacts on Project Processes and Outputs: A research agenda, assembles and integrates the major themes and issues.

Methods

Seminars, Workshops