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Procurement Research: Current State and Future Challenges in the Nordic Countries
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Real Estate and Construction Management, Project Communication.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5744-9445
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Real Estate and Construction Management, Building and Real Estate Economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5608-5013
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6682-9239
NTNU,Department of Civil and Transport Engineering.
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2019 (English)In: 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization (Emerald Reach Proceedings Series, Volume 2) / [ed] Irene Lill, Emlyn Witt, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019, Vol. 2, p. 195-204Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The purpose of the study is to map previous and current construction procurement research to further develop the research in the Nordic counties.

Design/Methodology/Approach

Mapping of previous and current research based on search in national database. The analysis is based on research perspectives, empirical contexts and research methods.

Findings

That the blind spots are partly overlapping, but that there is potential for knowledge transfer in some areas. There is also the potential for a Nordic research program on one or several of the blind spots.

Research Limitations/Implications

The study is limited to PhD and licentiate-thesis reports in Norway and Sweden. Further research should include the other Nordic countries and a more extensive literature review including journal articles to broaden the scope. Findings have implications on collaborative Nordic research initiatives, knowledge transfer and in a longer perspective on the level of procurement knowledge in industry and society.

Practical Implications

Findings provide a base for future research collaborations, initiatives and applications.

Originality/Value

Findings provide a comprehensive understanding of construction procurement research in the Nordic countries, starting with Norway and Sweden. This understanding is needed for developing research collaborations and applications.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019. Vol. 2, p. 195-204
Series
Emerald Reach Proceedings Series, ISSN 2516-2853
Keywords [en]
Procurement research, Construction, Mapping, Project governance, Building, Infrastructure
National Category
Civil Engineering
Research subject
Real Estate and Construction Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-253139DOI: 10.1108/S2516-285320190000002043OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-253139DiVA, id: diva2:1324233
Conference
10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 254-2013-1837
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QC 20190819

Available from: 2019-06-13 Created: 2019-06-13 Last updated: 2019-10-09Bibliographically approved

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