The research methodology for the development of a kaizen costing framework suitable for indigenous firms in Lagos, Nigeria.
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OMOTAYO, T.S. and KULATUNGA, U. 2015. The research methodology for the development of a kaizen costing framework suitable for indigenous firms in Lagos, Nigeria. In Scott, L. and Udeaja, C. (eds). Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) doctoral workshop on research methods, 10 April 2015, Dublin, Ireland. Lincoln: ARCOM [online], pages 1-12. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/workshops/2015-04_Dublin-Proceedings.pdf
The need for a cost management paradigm shift in the construction industry is imperative because of the prevail-ing challenges of managing construction cost during construction. Small and medium scale construction firms in Nigeria are faced with the challenges of competition from foreign firm, cost overrun, project delays and unsatis-fied clients. This challenge may be handled with kaizen principles and kaizen costing. This paper utilized litera-tures related to research methodology in the built environment to create a research framework for the study. This focused on the research philosophical stands, approaches and strategy related to the built environment. The re-search onion model was adopted for the framework development and the sample size of two hundred and fifty (250) respondents was selected based on theoretical sampling for quantitative data collection using question-naires. Twenty (20) interviews would be conducted within the sample size for the questionnaire. This will in-volve Likert scale format questionnaires and semi-structured interviews.