Value creation dynamics in a project alliance

Farzad Pargar (Corresponding Author), Jaakko Kujala, Kirsi Aaltonen, Sampsa Ruutu

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    Project alliance requires all parties to work together in good faith, share project risks, and make unanimous decisions for the betterment of the project. A key feature of successful implementation of a project alliance is a focus on value creation and value for money. This paper proposes a qualitative system dynamics model to specify and explain dynamics of value creation processes in the context of project alliance. By synthesizing the existing literature and reports on project alliancing, this paper identifies four processes that have a strong influence on the value created in the project alliance context: work progression, rework, redesign and innovation, and rescheduling. In addition, we show how these value creation processes are interrelated and evolve over time. The effectiveness of these processes is influenced by the capability and motivation of the project alliance partners to discover works that do not fully utilize the available resources, and make quick decisions to capture these benefits.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)716-730
    Number of pages15
    JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible


    • Project alliance
    • Redesign and innovation
    • Rescheduling
    • Rework
    • System dynamics
    • Value creation


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