Defining the variables for a dynamic model of quality management in the construction industry; Results from Stakeholder Group Model-Building sessions
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

The objective of the research is to develop a framework that can be used to gain understanding on the system and might be used to build a System Dynamic model. The results are based on the outcome from stakeholder group model-building sessions, involving stakeholders representing different groups. The sessions were held in connection with a PhD project aimed at developing a System Dynamic model to evaluate the benefits from a quality management system in the construction industry. The main findings are the definition framework of the variables that could be used as a foundation for a System Dynamic model and a suggestion of how the concept of an active quality management system in the construction industry can be defined in a causal loop form. These findings are great value for the construction engineering and management community and an important step towards a formulation of a System Dynamic model.

Quality Management System

Qualitative Research.

Project Management

Group Model Building



Construction Industry


Anna Hulda Olafsdottir

Háskóli Íslands

Helgi Thor Ingason

Reykjavik University

Gunnar Stefansson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Háskóli Íslands

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management

1746-6474 (ISSN) 1746-6482 (eISSN)

Vol. 19 2 187-208




Transportteknik och logistik



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