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New boundary spanners: Emerging management roles in collaborative construction projects
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Real Estate and Construction Management, Project Communication.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5744-9445
2015 (English)In: Procedia Economics and Finance, E-ISSN 2212-5671, Vol. 21, 146-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Project management roles and functions, which are standardized and clearly defined in literature, vary in practice. This study explores project management roles and functions in collaborative construction project practice. The findings, which are based on a longitudinal case study of a collaborative construction project, reports that several project management roles emerged during the project process, for example collaboration manager, BIM-manager and cooperation manager. The findings also report associated risks with the emergence of new management roles, for example information overload and misunderstanding. These new managerial roles served both as boundary spanners when creating and maintaining relationships between stakeholders, and as innovators when challenging the traditional and ingrained adversarial construction project practice. The findings contribute to the growing literature on collaborative approaches in construction and to the discussion on the transformation of project management roles and functions.

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Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 21, 146-153 p.
Keyword [en]
construction projects, collaboration, project management, bundary spanners
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Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-173178DOI: 10.1016/S2212-5671(15)00161-6ISI: 000358679700018OAI: diva2:853493

QC 20150914. QC 20160113

Available from: 2015-09-14 Created: 2015-09-07 Last updated: 2016-01-13Bibliographically approved

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