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Defining the dimensions of engineering asset procurement : towards an integrated model

Furneaux, Craig W., Brown, Kerry A., & Gudmundsson, Amanda J. (2008) Defining the dimensions of engineering asset procurement : towards an integrated model. In Jinji, Goa, Lee, Jay, Ni, Jun, Ma, Lin, & Mathew, Joseph (Eds.) World Congress on Engineering Asset Management and Intelligent Maintenance Systems Conference (WCEAM-IMS 2008): Engineering Asset Management – A Foundation for Sustainable Development, 27 – 30 October 2008, Beijing, China.

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Abstract

Procuring engineering asset management is a critical activity of all types of government, with optimal approaches to procurement still in need of identification. This paper advances a novel approach of exploring the procurement of engineering assets across a number of dimensions: Project rules, organisational interaction rules and complexity. The dimensions of project rules are held to include cost, quality and time. The dimensions of organisational interaction rules are held to be collaboration, competition and control. Complexity is seen as in the project itself, in the interaction between organisations or in the business environment. Taken together these dimensions seem salient for any type of engineering asset, and provide a useful way of conceptualising procurement arrangements of these assets.

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ID Code: 15630
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Procurement, Complex Adaptive Systems, Complexity, Organisations
ISBN: 9781848822160
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Planning and Management (150312)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Research Centres > CRC Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Springer
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Deposited On: 17 Nov 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:43

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