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Title: Conceptual model of partnering and alliancing
Authors: Anvuur, Aaron M.
Kumaraswamy, Mohan M.
Keywords: Alignment
Cooperation
Partnerships
Teamwork
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Citation: ANVUUR, A.M. and KUMARASWAMY, M.M., 2007. Conceptual model of partnering and alliancing. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 133 (3), pp.225-234.
Abstract: Partnering as a concept has matured in its application and many empirical studies provide evidence of its impact on project performance beyond the rather prescriptive and anecdotal claims of earlier cookbooks on the subject. What has remained elusive, however, is a guiding theory on partnering. Drawing on the literature, partnering is explained within the framework of intergroup contact theory and teamwork in organisations. More specifically, partnering has the potential to create the essential conditions for optimal intergroup contact and hence, to reduce bias and increase cooperation among construction project workgroups and, consequently, favourably impact on project performance. Demonstrating a close fit with the published literature on partnering provides useful support for the proposed model. The model can clearly help project managers to focus their attention on the necessary aspects of workgroup processes that lead to high cooperation and performance.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2007)133:3(225
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12346
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2007)133:3(225
ISSN: 0733-9364
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