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dc.contributor.authorBygballe, Lena E.
dc.contributor.authorJahre, Marianne
dc.contributor.authorSwärd, Anna
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T12:14:53Z
dc.date.available2012-10-30T12:14:53Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 16(2010)4: 239–253
dc.identifier.issn1873-6505 (e-utg)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/93726
dc.descriptionThis is the author’s final, accepted and refereed manuscript to the articleno_NO
dc.description.abstractThere is no unified view as to what partnering in construction actually is. Particularly the relationship dimension of the concept is unclear. The purpose of this paper is to examine the literature in order to identify the main assumptions about partnering relationships in construction research and practice. The literature is compared to the Construction Industry Institute’s (CII 1991) frequently cited definition of partnering as a long-term commitment between two or more parties in which shared understanding and trust develop for the benefits of improving construction. The literature review reveals a tendency to focus on project partnering in dyads between clients and contractors and there is also an emphasis on formal tools to develop these relationships, even if social aspects and relationship dynamics are recognised. The paper discusses these findings and suggests that, in order to increase the understanding of the substance and function of partnering relationships, it could be useful to incorporate knowledge from theoretical perspectives that are more in line with the CII definition. Two perspectives that seem particularly interesting in this respect are Supply Chain Management (SCM) and the Industrial Network Approach (INA), both of which focus on long-term relationships between actors beyond the dyad. INA also emphasises the informal aspects of relationship development. Incorporating these dimensions of partnering relationships requires processual and longitudinal studies, which are relatively rare in the contemporary partnering literature.no_NO
dc.language.isoengno_NO
dc.publisherElsevierno_NO
dc.subjectconstruction industryno_NO
dc.subjectpartnering relationshipsno_NO
dc.subjectliterature reviewno_NO
dc.titlePartnering relationships in construction: a literature reviewno_NO
dc.typeJournal articleno_NO
dc.typePeer reviewedno_NO
dc.source.pagenumber239–253no_NO
dc.source.volume16no_NO
dc.source.journalJournal of Purchasing and Supply Managementno_NO
dc.source.issue4no_NO
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pursup.2010.08.002


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