A model for evaluating the applicability of partnering in construction

Shaokai Lu, Hong Yan

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Different partnering arrangements have been advertised as means to solve hurdles in successfully accomplishing projects in construction industry. However, not all partnering projects meet their targets in prior. It is therefore suggested that a planning assessment of partnering use is implemented before partnering procurement. As such, this paper conducts a through literature review of those factors influencing the partnering use. We then present a model named Applicability Assessment Model of Partnering (AAMP) that supports a systematic process to evaluate the applicability of partnering use. This model involves steps that help to determine partnering use by evaluating management mechanism, organizations involved and project dimensions. The model is given in a step by step approach, and its significance is discussed based on the findings of an empirical study in China.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-170
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2007


  • Construction
  • Evaluate
  • Partnering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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