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Incentive Based Procurement in Construction Partnering

Johansson, Emilio; Ågren, Robert LU and Olander, Stefan LU (2013) 7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, 2013 In [Host publication title missing] p.530-538
Abstract
This study is a description of an effort to investigate contractors’ and subcontractors’ views of how incentives relates to partnering. In order to understand the contractual relationship between the contractor and subcontractor in partnering projects data were collected by using archive materials, on-site observation and through interviews. The result from the document analysis and observations were used in order to conduct interviews with subcontractors and targeted partnering experts. Previous studies have found that one cause for inefficiencies in partnering projects are caused by lack of incentives between main contractor and subcontractor. Other studies found that economic incentives are overestimated, and that lack of trust is the... (More)
This study is a description of an effort to investigate contractors’ and subcontractors’ views of how incentives relates to partnering. In order to understand the contractual relationship between the contractor and subcontractor in partnering projects data were collected by using archive materials, on-site observation and through interviews. The result from the document analysis and observations were used in order to conduct interviews with subcontractors and targeted partnering experts. Previous studies have found that one cause for inefficiencies in partnering projects are caused by lack of incentives between main contractor and subcontractor. Other studies found that economic incentives are overestimated, and that lack of trust is the dominant reason for failure. By analysing the collected data it is shown that those latter studies are based on a fallible conclusion regarding economic incentives due to a mismatched theoretical levels; firm level and interpersonal level. By analysing the data it is shown that economic incentives do play an instrumental part in partnering projects, and if lack of trust is a cause for partnering failure it is so on an interpersonal level. (Less)
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Klakegg, Ole Jonny
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8 pages
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Akademika forlag
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7th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, 2013
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9788232102730
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  editor       = {Klakegg, Ole Jonny},
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  title        = {Incentive Based Procurement in Construction Partnering},
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