Licensee’s relationship with the suppliers: Simple rules, lessons learned

Marja Ylönen

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    Licensee’s relationships with the suppliers as well as its means to control suppliers and sub-suppliers have become a relevant issue in the high-risk industry. The longer the chain the more difficult it is to govern. A wealth of research and analysis on project governance has been conducted, but relatively few of them have focused on safety. The objective of this explorative study is to look at the ways the licensee’s relationship with the suppliers has been organized based on lessons learned from earlier either successful or failed projects. In addition, the study identifies situations where intervention strategies would be needed on the part of the licensee, as well as follow-up principles and their requirements for the licensee. The data consist of interviews with the project managers and experts involved in complex projects in the petroleum industry in Norway and nuclear industry in Finland. The method of analysis is content analysis. The analytical framework consists of project management and safety culture literature and theories on learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSafety and Reliability – Theory and Applications
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2017)
    EditorsMarko Cepin, Radim Briš
    Place of PublicationBoca Raton
    PublisherCRC Press
    ISBN (Print)978-1-138-62937-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017 - Portoroz, Slovenia
    Duration: 18 Jun 201722 Jun 2017


    Conference27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017
    Abbreviated titleESREL 2017


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