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Contracting-out asset maintenance : how arrangements adapt over time

Furneaux, Craig W., Brown, Kerry, Ryan, Neal, Gudmundsson, Amanda, & Tywoniak, Stephane (2009) Contracting-out asset maintenance : how arrangements adapt over time. In Developing 21st Century Infrastructure Networks, IEEE Computer Society, Chennai, India.

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Abstract

Technological and societal change, along with organisational and market change (driven by contracting-out and privatisation), are “creating a new generation of infrastructures” [1]. While inter-organisational contractual arrangements can improve maintenance efficiency through consistent and repeatable patterns of action - unanticipated difficulties in implementation can reduce the performance of these arrangements. When faced with unsatisfactory performance of contracting-out arrangements, government organisations may choose to adapt and change these arrangements over time, with the aim of improving performance. This paper enhances our understanding of ‘next generation infrastructures’ by examining adaptation of the organisational arrangements for the maintenance of these assets, in a case study spanning 20 years.

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ID Code: 29875
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Contracting-out, Asset Maintenance
DOI: 10.1109/INFRA.2009.5397880
ISBN: 9781424457908
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisation and Management Theory (150310)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Research Centres > CRC Integrated Engineering Asset Management (CIEAM)
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 IEEE
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Deposited On: 22 Jan 2010 08:11
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2012 13:12

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