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Dispute avoidance procedure: formulating a workable legal system in the Malaysian construction industry

Mohd. Danuri, Mohd. Suhaimi and Mohd. Ishan, Zahira and Mustaffa, Nur Emma and Abd. Karim, Saipol Bari and Mohamed, Othman and Hanid, Mahanim (2016) Dispute avoidance procedure: formulating a workable legal system in the Malaysian construction industry. Journal of Design and Built Environment, 16 (1). pp. 37-46. ISSN 1823-4208

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Abstract

Research on dispute avoidance procedure (DAP) particularly in Malaysia is lacking as most of the current research and development deals withvarious issues within the dispute resolution procedure and management field. It is therefore significant to conduct a country-specific research by exploring the viability of DAP based on socio-legal research. The aim of this article is two-fold: to present the perceptions of the Malaysian construction industry players on the substantive elements of a viable DAP mechanism and; to formulate a necessary legal reform to accommodate and support the formulated DAP mechanism within the Malaysian construction industry. As part of a socio-legal research approach, interviews were conducted with the selected construction industry players to disclosethe pattern, which may help to explain the underlying issues. NVivo software has been used to manage and organize the complete interview transcripts and facilitate the data analysis process for this study. Among others, this research suggests that a viable DAP mechanism consists of the following substantive elements, namely, to introduce the mechanism through contract and to provide a contractually binding settlement. In essence, this research also advocatesa necessary legal reform to accommodate and support the formulated DAP mechanism within the Malaysian construction industry. This research generally confirms that a country-specific research is required through a socio-legal research.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:construction industry, legal reform
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:69223
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:22 Nov 2017 08:45
Last Modified:22 Nov 2017 08:45

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