PhD project within Smart City & Smart Buildings
Enemærke & Petersen,
Aalborg Universitet, Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut
CONFIGURATION, COLLABORATION AND COMPLEXITY IN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS: AN INSTITUTIONAL INQUIRY CONDUCTED FROM THE INSIDE OF A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP IN DANISH CONSTRUCTION
Strategic partnerships constitute an important instrument in the endeavour of strengthening the productivity of the construction industry and ensure the development of new smart solutions benefitting the various parties in the industry, the users and society as a whole.
Based on the partnership TRUST, which is the strategic partner of Copenhagen Municipality in the Children and Youth Administration, the project examines the conditions for establishing partnerships and which role such lasting collaborations play in developing and disseminating innovations with the construction industry.
I find that a specific organisational structure and five components are perceived legitimate for strategic partnership configuration. I also find that collaborative relationships are developed through formation of a partnership organisation, identity work and distribution of authority and responsibility in the partnership organisation. Finally, I find that processual, spatial and material responses are developed in strategic partnerships to deal with complexity.
SELECTED ARTICLES & PAPERS
Frederiksen, N. (submitted). Configuration, collaboration and complexity in strategic partnerships: An institutional inquiry from the inside of a strategic partnership in Danish construction. PhD Thesis. Aalborg: Aalborg University Press.
Frederiksen, N., and Johansen, P. (in progress). Erfaringer og fakta om strategiske partnerskaber: Fortalt af praktikerne [Experiences and facts about strategic partnerships: Explained by the practitioners]. Aalborg University.
Frederiksen, N., and Gottlieb, S.C. (under review). The materiality of boundary work: Managing institutional complexity in cross-sector partnerships. Organization Studies.
Frederiksen, N., Gottlieb, S.C., and Leiringer, R. (2021). Organising for infrastructure development programmes: Governing internal logic multiplicity across organisational spaces. International Journal of Project Management, 39(3), 223-235.
Gottlieb, S.C., and Frederiksen, N. (2020). Deregulation as a socio-spatial transformation: Dimensions and consequences of shifting governmentalities in the Danish construction industry. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 38(3), 484-502.
Gottlieb, S.C., Frederiksen, N., Koch, C., and Thuesen, C. (2020). Hybrid organisations as trading zones: Responses to institutional complexity in the shaping of strategic partnerships. Construction Management and Economics, 38(7), 603-622.
Gottlieb, S.C., Thuesen, C., Frederiksen, N., and Berg, J.B. (2020). Strategiske partnerskaber i Københavns Kommune: Erfaringer og resultater 2017-2019 [Strategic partnerships in the City of Copenhagen: Experiences and results 2017-2019]. Copenhagen: Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg University.
Frederiksen N., and Gottlieb, S.C. (2020). From firm to partnership: Hybridity as a source of routine change. In: L. Scott and C. J. Neilson (Eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2020. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 55-64.
Gottlieb, S.C., Koch, C., Frederiksen, N., and Vogelius, P. (2020). Governing the common good: Collective action in institutional maintenance. In: L. Scott and C. J. Neilson (Eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2020. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 225-234.
Frederiksen, N., Fredslund, L., and Gottlieb, S.C. (2019). The hybridity of strategic partnerships and construction supply chain management. In: I. Lill and E. Witt (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th CREON Conference, 7-8 May 2019. Tallinn, EE: Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, 77-83.
Gottlieb, S.C., Frederiksen, N., Koch, C., and Thuesen, C. (2018). Institutional logics and hybrid organizing in public-private partnerships. In: C. Gorse and C. J. Neilson (eds.) Proceeding of the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, 3-5 September 2018. Belfast, UK: Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 383- 392.
Gottlieb, S. C., Frederiksen, N., Koch, C., & Thuesen, C. (2018). Institutional Logics and Hybrid Organizing in Public-Private Partnerships. In C. Gorse, & C. J. Neilson (Eds.), Proceeding of the 34th Annual Arcom Conference (pp. 383-392). Association of Researchers in Construction Management
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Frederiksen, N., Fredslund, L. and Gottlieb, S.C. (2019), “The Hybridity of Strategic Partnerships and Construction Supply Chain Management”, Lill, I. and Witt, E. (Ed.) 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization (Emerald Reach Proceedings Series, Vol. 2), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 77-83
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