Cooperative strategic learning alliances

Peter E.D. Love, Heng Li, D. Drew, Keith D. Hampson

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This paper suggests that strategic alliances are becoming an important means for survival for organisations operating in the construction industry. Strategic relationships direct organisations to compromise between doing something themselves and achieving it through another organisation. The key to improving customer satisfaction and acquiring a competitive advantage lies with the ability of organisations to form learning alliances. Learning alliances are strategic partnerships that are based on creating an environment that encourages mutual and reflective learning between partners. This climate enhances the cooperation between partners, which encourages a higher level of trust and commitment. This paper presents a learning framework that encourages the formation of successful cooperative strategic alliances between construction organisations. The implications of forming a cooperative strategic alliance are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIB W55 & W65 Joint Triennial Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationCustomer Satisfaction : A focus for research & practice
EditorsP. Bowen, R. Hindle
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 1999
EventCIB W55 & W65 Joint Triennial Symposium: Customer Satisfaction : A focus for research & practice - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 Sept 199910 Sept 1999


Forum/SymposiumCIB W55 & W65 Joint Triennial Symposium
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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