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Dispute avoidance procedure: observing the influence of legal culture towards a workable legal system


Mohd Danuri, Mohd Suhaimi and Mohd Ishan, Zahira and Mustaffa, Nur Emma and Abd Karim, Saipol Bari and Mohamed, Othman and A. Rahmin, Rabi'atul 'Adawiyah (2015) Dispute avoidance procedure: observing the influence of legal culture towards a workable legal system. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 23 (2). pp. 509-535. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534


It is pertinent to specifically conduct research on the viability of introducing dispute avoidance procedure (DAP) for construction industry due to the lack of research in this area, as most of the current research covers various issues within dispute resolution procedure and management field. The objective of this study is to examine the future of DAP in the Malaysian construction industry by looking into the perceptions of the construction industry players. Data were collected through interview of selected respondents and analyses to reveal patterns to help formulate a viable DAP mechanism. NVivo software has been used to manage and organise complete interview transcripts and facilitate data analysis process for this study. This study reveals that the existing DAP mechanisms are not viable for the Malaysian construction industry at present, mainly due to the issue of costing. Thus, a modified version of DAP was formulated to promote a viable mechanism. This study suggests that the structural elements of a viable DAP mechanism could be in the form of an 'involvement of top management' from both contracting parties (without the involvement of any third parties) who are decision makers or persons with financial authority, and the process is through 'discussion and negotiation'. In essence, this study captures the legal culture and trade usage of the industry which assisted the formulation of a viable DAP mechanism.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: DAP; Dispute avoidance; Legal culture; Legal system; Structural elements
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 04:08
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2016 04:08
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/16534
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