The ‘definition’ of partnering as a set of components

Kristian Ditlev Bohnstedt

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Purpose - Although many articles have discussed the characteristics of partnering, there is no consensus about the meaning of the concept. Partnering is often characterized, as a complex and complicated concept where no agreement about a standard type of definition exists. The aim is to provide a new method to define the vague and multifaceted concept of partnering in a flexible and structured way.
Design - The study consists of a literature review and a questionnaire-survey. A final verification is made using interviews on selected cases determine underlying elements and factors in the focus areas of the firms.
Findings - There are two necessary components in partnering – trust and mutual understanding. Second, a number of different components can be added to form a specific variant of partnering.
Value - The definition model can help to concretize and pinpoint which components a partnering organization should include in a specific construction project.
Research limitations/implications - Generic models are typically subject to some cultural and geographical limitations, just as in this case.

Keywords Partnering, Family resemblance, Definition, Model, Components
TitelTG59 “People in Construction” : Proceedings TG59 “People in Construction” Conference, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
UdgivelsesstedSouth Africa
ForlagNelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Publikationsdato6 apr. 2014
StatusUdgivet - 6 apr. 2014