Critical Literature Review of Labor Multiskilling in Construction

Nasirian, A and Abbasi, B 2018, 'Critical Literature Review of Labor Multiskilling in Construction', Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, vol. 145, no. 1, pp. 04018113-04018113.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Critical Literature Review of Labor Multiskilling in Construction
Author(s) Nasirian, A
Abbasi, B
Year 2018
Journal name Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
Volume number 145
Issue number 1
Start page 04018113
End page 04018113
Total pages 1
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers
Abstract Research in multiskilling experiences an incremental trend from academic, industrial, and governmental point of views. Different methodologies have been used in previous research to identify best practices in multiskilling. A comprehensive and critical review of the literature creates in-depth insight into the dynamics of multiskilling in different settings. Accordingly, the aim of this literature review was twofold. First, it set out to present appropriate classifications to illustrate the ramifications of crosstraining in order to help create a better understanding of this concept. Second, it aimed to identify research gaps that can be the focus of future research. A two-stage paper screening methodology was used to collect relevant papers. This study classified papers from the early introduction of multiskilling in the construction industry until the present and categorized crosstraining based on configuration, strategy, collateral effects, context, and mainstream research. The main contribution of this study is to identify theoretical gaps in crosstraining research and to discuss the interaction and dependency between different studies. Furthermore, it paves the way for comprehensive studies to produce more realistic knowledge that considers both technical and managerial details.
Subject Decision Support and Group Support Systems
Construction Engineering
Keyword(s) Multiskilling
Skill set
Construction
Literature review
Labor
DOI - identifier 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001577
Copyright notice © 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers.
ISSN 0733-9364
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