Bridging Boundaries Between Organizations in Construction

Sofia Pemsel*, Kristian Widén

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Resumé

Organizations have boundaries that serve various purposes; for example, differentiating internal operations from external activities and controlling flows of information. Boundaries can however hinder knowledge exchange in inter-organizational collaboration, leading to less effective outcomes. Empirical results from comparative case studies on how boundaries between organizations in a project can be bridged effectively to support knowledge exchange are presented. End-user organizations and real estate companies form the subjects of the enquiry. The results show that the depth of involvement of the end-user organization varies widely and, with it, the use of bridging roles and activities. To identify bridging strategies that can foster productive knowledge exchange in inter-organizational collaboration, it is necessary to understand contextual aspects of end-users' needs to ensure the availability of sufficient competence within, and time for, the project team to perform its duties.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftConstruction Management and Economics
Vol/bind29
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)495-506
Antal sider12
ISSN0144-6193
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2011
Udgivet eksterntJa

Emneord

  • Bridging strategies
  • Communication
  • End-users
  • Organizational boundaries
  • Projects

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Bridging Boundaries Between Organizations in Construction. / Pemsel, Sofia; Widén, Kristian.

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