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Problematic issues associated with project partnering : the contractor perspective

Ng, S. Thomas, Rose, Timothy M., Mak, Michael M. Y., & Chen, Swee-Eng (2002) Problematic issues associated with project partnering : the contractor perspective. International Journal of Project Management, 20(6), pp. 437-449.

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Abstract

The use of project partnering is becoming more frequent in Australian Government construction projects because of the potential benefits that can be achieved from the effective implementation of the project partnering arrangement. Despite this, project partnering is not always successful. The aim of this paper is to identify the problematic issues associated with project partnering based on contractors’ perceptions. Fifteen problematic issues were identified from six contractors involved in unsuccessful project partnering relationships. The results indicate that the unwillingness of the client to fully commit to the partnering agreement was the main reason for ineffective project partnering. There is a need for the public clients to adapt more flexible administrative procedures in order to improve contractors’ willingness to commit to project partnering arrangements.

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ID Code: 18500
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Contract failure, Problematic issues, Project partnering, Public sector client
DOI: 10.1016/S0263-7863(01)00025-4
ISSN: 0263-7863
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Elsevier
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2009 10:29
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 01:51

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