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Joint risk management and collaborative ethos Exploratory research in the UK construction sector

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posted on 2020-11-17, 10:45 authored by Marina Marinelli, Marko Salopek
Purpose: Based on experience from the UK construction industry, this paper aims to capture the dimensions of the collaborative ethos required for successful implementation of Joint Risk Management, i.e. the cooperative and dynamic risk management approach that continues into the post-contract stage and is jointly undertaken by different project stakeholders. Design/methodology/approach: A mixed methods research approach involving semi-structured interviews and a questionnaire survey was adopted to provide the basis for the statistical analysis encompassing descriptive statistics, non-parametric tests and exploratory factor analysis. Findings: The analysis highlights the critical role of team integration achieved through the diffusion of collaborative values at strategic and practical level. Relevant applications include early stakeholder engagement, common goals and interests, team building activities and contractual flexibility. Originality/value: This research is beneficial for the industry and academia as it enhances the understanding of an under-utilised management tool and highlights the requirements for its successful implementation.

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Citation

Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 18 No. 2, pp. 343-361. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-03-2019-0071

Author affiliation

School of Engineering

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

Volume

18

Issue

2

Pagination

343 - 361

Publisher

Emerald

issn

1726-0531

Copyright date

2020

Available date

2019-09-07

Language

English