Critical factors to the success of alliances in Australia

Mills, Anthony J., Mendez, Mario and Nalewaik, Alexia A. 2013, Critical factors to the success of alliances in Australia, in AACE 2013 : International transactions : Proceedings of the 57th Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International Annual Meeting, AACE International, Morgantown, W. Va., pp. 1-16.

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Title Critical factors to the success of alliances in Australia
Author(s) Mills, Anthony J.
Mendez, Mario
Nalewaik, Alexia A.
Conference name Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering. Meeting (57th : 2013 : Washington, DC)
Conference location Washington, DC.
Conference dates 30 Jun.-03 Jul. 2013
Title of proceedings AACE 2013 : International transactions : Proceedings of the 57th Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International Annual Meeting
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering Meeting
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Publisher AACE International
Place of publication Morgantown, W. Va.
Summary Governments in Australia face the challenge of meeting the growing demand for new infrastructure, which can be delivered more quickly in an increasingly complex environment. Alliance Contracting has been introduced to overcome some of the challenges by, aligning the incentives of the partners, clearly defining their rights and responsibilities, and providing the means for resolving disputes when they arise. The purpose of this research was to explore the critical success factors of Alliance Contracting in order to understand the roles of the various terms and conditions and how they fit together to create a relationship-based contract. A qualitative technique of semi-structured in-depth interviews was used to gather primary data in response to the research questions. The research aimed to develop an in-depth understanding of Alliance Contracting. The results show that the key contributor to the success or failure of Alliances is whether all the partners benefit equitably from the venture. Analysis of the data indicates that, in general, trusting attitudes/behaviour is perceived to be the most important critical success factor for Alliance Contracting in the broader construction industry. The second most popular critical success factor was shared and aligned goals. The third issue was the evidence of open behaviour, and the final issue was the presence of shared knowledge. The implication of this research is that there are several key factors that were necessary preconditions for successful Alliances.
ISBN 9781885517807
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 870402 Commercial Construction Processes
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30055227

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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