A Longitudinal View of Adopting Project Alliancing: Case Finland

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    Abstract

    Purpose – The paper aims to describe the evolution and use of project alliancing in Finland: how the model was discovered, and then, little by little, became an established practice.
    Design/Methodology/Approach – The paper is based on a long-term observation of the construction sector activities, involvement in their development and a review of related research and practice documents.
    Findings – The paper illustrates how a major change may be laborious. It also reveals that the application of project alliancing seems to have been successful so far, but there are still threats on the horizon.
    Research Limitations/Implications – The overview ignores many meaningful details and does not include a critical review of the positive experiences reported by the industry. There certainly is need for related research.
    Practical Implications – The study offers a point of reference for evaluation of the smoothness of the progress of industry wide changes.
    Originality/Value – This paper seems to be the first one providing a more comprehensive picture of the progress and use of alliancing in Finland, thus supplementing existing view- and project-specific examinations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization
    EditorsIrene Lill, Emlyn Witt
    PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
    Pages129-136
    Number of pages8
    Volume2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83867-051-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, CEO 2019 - Tallin, Estonia
    Duration: 7 May 20198 May 2019

    Publication series

    SeriesEmerald Reach Proceedings Series
    Volume2
    ISSN2516-2853

    Conference

    Conference10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, CEO 2019
    CountryEstonia
    CityTallin
    Period7/05/198/05/19

    Keywords

    • project alliance
    • alliancing
    • project delivery systems
    • value for money
    • performance
    • Finland
    • history
    • trends

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