Author Identifier

Peter Galvin

ORCID : 0000-0003-1265-8056

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

International Journal of Project Management

Publisher

Elsevier

School

School of Business and Law

RAS ID

35617

Funders

Edith Cowan University - Open Access Support Scheme 2021

CRC Construction Innovation, Cooperative Research Centres, Australian Government Department of Industry

Comments

Galvin, P., Tywoniak, S., & Sutherland, J. (2021). Collaboration and opportunism in megaproject alliance contracts: The interplay between governance, trust and culture. International Journal of Project Management, 39(4), 394-405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2021.02.007

Abstract

Alliance contracts have been introduced in megaprojects to improve the alignment of objectives, risk and reward between client and contractor. However, the relational norms of alliances are not sufficient on their own to eliminate opportunistic behaviors. This study shows that, investing in mechanisms supportive of governance, culture, and trust provides a platform upon which firms may foster collaboration and limit self-interest oriented behavior amongst alliance partners. Our qualitative case study of a major project-based organization reveals the impact of these mechanisms, and more pointedly, how they interact and often reinforce each other. Governance, culture and trust are interlinked and complementary, and managers need to reflect holistically on their interactions in order to establish collaborative, rather than opportunistic behaviors.

DOI

10.1016/j.ijproman.2021.02.007

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Individual, economic, organisational, political and social transformation

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