Towards enhanced value co-creation in project-based organisations: A case study in Finnish project alliance pilots

Maarit Heikkinen, Merja Airola

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Abstract

Finnish transport infrastructure sector has been characterized by increasing price competition, low productivity and low innovativeness. Project alliance is a recently launched project delivery method which is hoped to renew the industry and overall project success. In this paper the aim is to investigate the challenges of cultural transformation in Finnish contractor and engineering companies when enhancing value co-creation through project alliances. Based on our framework we examine those challenges in three areas; project alliance understanding, project alliance supportive management and development practice as well as cooperative customer and supplier relationships. The research is conducted as a case study in eleven contractor, engineering and public owner organisations. Our findings indicate that there are challenges in cultural transformation especially in the changing of industry mindset and strategic policies. Furthermore, the findings point out the obvious need to understand and conceptualize the organisational transformation towards value co-creation in project based organisations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 13th Annual conference of the European Academy of Management
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event13th Annual conference of the European Academy of Management, EURAM 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 26 Jun 201329 Jun 2013

Conference

Conference13th Annual conference of the European Academy of Management, EURAM 2013
Abbreviated titleEURAM 2013
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period26/06/1329/06/13

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Project-based organizations
Alliances
Value co-creation
Industry
Contractors
Productivity
Owners
Innovativeness
Project delivery
Transport infrastructure
Alliance management
Project success
Price competition
Supplier relationships
Organizational transformation
Customer relationship
Mindset

Keywords

  • project alliance
  • value co-creationg

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Heikkinen, M., & Airola, M. (2013). Towards enhanced value co-creation in project-based organisations: A case study in Finnish project alliance pilots. In Proceedings of 13th Annual conference of the European Academy of Management
Heikkinen, Maarit ; Airola, Merja. / Towards enhanced value co-creation in project-based organisations : A case study in Finnish project alliance pilots. Proceedings of 13th Annual conference of the European Academy of Management. 2013.
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Heikkinen, M & Airola, M 2013, Towards enhanced value co-creation in project-based organisations: A case study in Finnish project alliance pilots. in Proceedings of 13th Annual conference of the European Academy of Management. 13th Annual conference of the European Academy of Management, EURAM 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, 26/06/13.

Towards enhanced value co-creation in project-based organisations : A case study in Finnish project alliance pilots. / Heikkinen, Maarit; Airola, Merja.

Proceedings of 13th Annual conference of the European Academy of Management. 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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Heikkinen M, Airola M. Towards enhanced value co-creation in project-based organisations: A case study in Finnish project alliance pilots. In Proceedings of 13th Annual conference of the European Academy of Management. 2013