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Critical factors to the success of alliances in Australia

conference contribution
posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by Anthony MillsAnthony Mills, M Mendez, A Nalewaik
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.

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Event

Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering. Meeting (57th : 2013 : Washington, DC)

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1 - 16

Publisher

AACE International

Location

Washington, DC.

Place of publication

Morgantown, W. Va.

Start date

2013-06-30

End date

2013-07-03

ISBN-13

9781885517807

Language

eng

Publication classification

E1 Full written paper - refereed

Title of proceedings

AACE 2013 : International transactions : Proceedings of the 57th Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International Annual Meeting

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