Coordinating for service delivery in public-private partnership and private finance initiative construction projects: Early findings from an exploratory study

D. Tranfield, A. Rowe, P. K. Smart*, R. Levene, P. Deasley, J. Corley

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Management and organization design issues, in five UK construction organizations, in introducing service delivery, based on teamworking practices in construction projects are discussed. The challenges faced by industry in transitioning from prioritizing an asset delivery focus to a service delivery focus (SDF), especially in delivering private finance initiative and public private partnership types of project are also discussed. It is pointed out that teamworking is the main key to coordinate design for service delivery across projects, functions and organizations. It is suggested that there is a need to take cultural research perspective that engages with the network of relationships, to complement the traditionally technical emphasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-175
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Volume219
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Construction industry
  • Coordination theory
  • Cultural change
  • Designer service delivery
  • Networks

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