Anna Kadefors

Gästprofessor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics

Anna Kadefors is a Guest Professor at the Division of Service Management and Logistics where she perform research in the area of communication, decision-making and learning across contractual and organizational boundaries. In several projects she has studied effects of contracts, leadership and new ICT for collaboration in construction projects. Procurement and innovation in project-based organizations are key areas. Anna Kadefors is a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences as well as of several research networks in the area of trust, collaboration and procurement.

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Projects

2017–2018

Collaborative innovation in construction projects as means for strategic innovation in construction client organizations

Kamilla Kohn Rådberg Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Pernilla Gluch Service Management and Logistics
Anna Kadefors Service Management and Logistics
Akademiska Hus
CMB

2014–2018

Procurement for Sustainable Innovation in the Built Environment

Anna Kadefors Service Management and Logistics
Pernilla Gluch Service Management and Logistics
Jan Bröchner Service Management and Logistics
Daniella Petersen Service Management and Logistics
Formas

2013–2013

Analys av hur en renodlad beställarroll påverkar anläggningsbranschen

Anna Kadefors Service Management and Logistics
Swedish Transport Administration

2009–2014

Initiating and implementing innovation for sustainable building: the construction client as a change agent (3iii)

Paula Femenias Building Design
Anna Kadefors Service Management and Logistics
Formas

2013–2016

TRransparent Underground STructure (TRUST) - Management

Anna Kadefors Service Management and Logistics
Formas

2010–2014

Contracts and management for flexibility and knowledge integration in tunnel projects

Anna Kadefors Service Management and Logistics
Formas

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Publications

2018

Employment requirements in Swedish construction procurement: Institutional perspectives

Daniella Petersen, Anna Kadefors
Journal of Facilities Management. Vol. 16 (3)
Journal article
2017

Organisational design and development in a large rail tunnel project - Influence of heuristics and mantras

Therese Eriksson, Anna Kadefors
International Journal of Project Management. Vol. 35 (3), p. 492-503
Journal article
2016

Social procurement and employment requirements in construction

Daniella Petersen, Anna Kadefors
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management. Vol. 2, p. 1045-1054
Paper in proceedings
2015

Designing and implementing incentives for engineering consultants: encouraging cooperation and innovation in a large infrastructure project

Therese Eriksson, Anna Kadefors
Engineering Project Organization Journal. Vol. 5 (4), p. 146-159
Journal article
2014

Leda innovation i byggherreföretag. En guideline

Anna Kadefors, Paula Femenias
Report
2014

Municipal consultancy procurement – New roles and practices

Josefin Sporrong, Anna Kadefors
Building Research and Information. Vol. 42 (5), p. 616-628
Journal article
2014

Exploring alternatives in early design of large infrastructure projects

Therese Eriksson, Jan Bröchner, Anna Kadefors
Paper in proceedings
2014

Sweden - collaboration for competitiveness

Anna Kadefors, Jan Bröchner
R&D Investment and Impact in the Global Construction Industry, eds K.D. Hampson, J.A. Kraatz and A.X. Sanchez. London: Routledge., p. 246-260
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2013

Long term strategic collaboration in the construction industry – Case studies from Denmark and Sweden

Anna Kadefors, Mikkel Andreas Thomassen, Minna Nordahl Jørgensen
Report
2013

Swedish Building Innovation Program (Bygginnovationen)

Jan Bröchner, Anna Kadefors
Investing for Impact: Constructing a Better Built Environment, p. 20-
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2012

Collaboration in public construction - contractual incentives, partnering schemes and trust

Anna Kadefors, Geert Dewulf
Engineering Project Organization Journal. Vol. 2 (4), p. 240-250
Journal article
2012

Trust, control and knowledge integration in a rock tunnel project

Therese Eriksson, Anna Kadefors
28th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2012; Edinburgh; United Kingdom; 3 September 2012 through 5 September 2012. Vol. 1, p. 697-706
Paper in proceedings
2012

Developing Collaborative Contracting - Three Railway Project Cases

Meysam Cordi, Therese Eriksson, Anna Kadefors et al
Project Perspectives. Vol. 34, p. 100-107
Journal article
2012

Byggherrar och innovation – från process till förmåga

Anna Kadefors, Paula Femenias
Bygginnovationers förutsättningar och effekter, p. 34-42
Chapter in monograph, book - popular science
2011

Clients’ strategies for driving innovation in low energy building

Paula Femenias, Anna Kadefors
Paper in proceedings
2011

ORGANIZING COLLABORATION IN CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS – FORMAL

Anna Kadefors
Paper in proceedings
2011

Samarbete i byggandet - igår, idag och i framtiden

Anna Kadefors
Hur står det egentligen till med den svenska byggsektorn? Perpsektiv från forskarvärlden, red. A. Landin och H. Lind, p. 35-46
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2011

Developing collaborative contracting - three railway project cases

Meysam Cordi, Therese Eriksson, Anna Kadefors et al
Haugbölle, K., Gottlieb, S.C., Kähkönen, K. E., Klakegg, O. J. Lindahl, G.A. and Widén, K.: Proceedings from the 6th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation - Shaping the Construction/Society Nexus, Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-15 April 2011, Volume 2: Transforming practices. Horsholm: Danish Building Research Institute, p. 195-206
Paper in proceedings
2010

Trust production in construction: a multilevel approach

Anna Kadefors, Albertus Laan
Performance Improvement in Construction Management, p. 128-137
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2009

Developments in partnering models. Relationship duration and knowledge integration.

Anna Kadefors, Pernilla Gluch
Proceeding from the international conference Changing Roles; New Roles, New Challenges. Noordwijk an Zee, The Netherlands, 5-9 October 2009, p. 3-12
Paper in proceedings
2009

The demonstration project as a tool for client driven innovation: exploring the possibilities from a Swedish perspective

Paula Femenias, Anna Kadefors, Michael Eden
Proceeding from the international conference Changing Roles; New Roles, New Challenges. Noordwijk an Zee, The Netherlands, 5-9 October 2009, p. 199-210
Paper in proceedings
2009

The roles and risks of incentives in construction projects

Anna Kadefors, Ulrika Badenfelt
International Journal of Project Organisation and Management. Vol. 1 (3), p. 268-284
Journal article
2009

Public procurement of architectural and engineering services: fee and quality

Josefin Sporrong, Jan Bröchner, Anna Kadefors
Managing IT in Construction/Managing Construction for Tomorrow, p. 683-688
Paper in proceedings
2009

Värden och värdekedjor inom samhällsbyggande

Jan Bröchner, Anna Kadefors
Report
2009

Rapport Netlipse

Anna Kadefors
Report
2008

Observationsmetoden i bergbyggande: kontrakt och samverkan

Anna Kadefors, Jan Bröchner
Report
2008

Contracting in FM: collaboration, coordination and control

Anna Kadefors
Journal of Facilities Management. Vol. 6 (3), p. 178-188
Journal article
2007

Procuring Service Innovations – Contractor Selection for Partnering Projects.

Anna Kadefors, Emma Björlingson, Andreas Karlsson
International Journal of Project Management. Vol. 25 (4), p. 375-385
Journal article
2007

Modes of trust production in project-based industries

Anna Kadefors, Albertus Laan
Atkin, B. and Borgbrant, J. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 4th Nordic Conference in Construction Economics and Organization. Luleå, 14-15 June, 2007, p. 47-58
Paper in proceedings
2006

Incentive contracts in construction: practitioner attitudes and experiences

Ulrika Badenfelt, Anna Kadefors
Proceedings of IRNOP VII Project Research Conference, Xi'an, China, October 11-13, 2006, p. 133-140
Paper in proceedings
2006

Incentive mechanisms in construction contracts: Interviews with clients and contractors

Ulrika Badenfelt, Anna Kadefors
Construction in the XXI Century: Local and global challenges / edited by Roberto Pietroforte, Enrico De Angelis, Francesco Polverino, p. 22-23
Paper in proceedings
2006

Contractor selection in partnering projects: a review of bid documents

Anna Kadefors, Emma Björlingson, Andreas Karlsson
Proceedings, CIB W92 Symposium Sustainability on Sustainability and Value Through Construction Procurement, Salford, UK, 29 November - 2 December 2006, p. 286-296
Paper in proceedings
2006

Konsultupphandling - svår balansgång mellan pris och kompetens

Josefin Sporrong, Jan Bröchner, Anna Kadefors
Väg- och vattenbyggaren. Vol. 2006 (1), p. 38-41
Magazine article
2005

Trust in construction: cognitive traps as obstacles to collaborative contracting strategies

Anna Kadefors
Journal of Construction Procurement. Vol. 11 (2), p. 112-122
Journal article
2005

Fairness in interorganizational project relations: norms and strategies

Anna Kadefors
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 23 (8), p. 871-878
Journal article
2005

Project based innovation and partnering in the Swedish construction sector

Anna Kadefors
Learning from Experience: New Challenges, Theories and Practices in Construction. Helsinki: VTT, RIL. / edited by Abdul Sami Kazi, p. 226-236
Paper in proceedings
2004

University-Industry collaboration in Swedish construction project management: patterns and experiences

Jan Bröchner, Sven Gunnarson, Anna Kadefors
Proceedings of the 3rd Scientific Conference on Project Management "Clustering in Construction Project Management", 24-25 September 2004, Thessaloniki, Greece, p. 9-10
Paper in proceedings
2004

Building users, owners and service providers: new relations and their effects

Anna Kadefors, Jan Bröchner
Facilities. Vol. 22 (11/12), p. 278-283
Journal article
2004

Building users, owners and service providers: New relations and their effects

Anna Kadefors, Jan Bröchner
Proceedings of the Third European Symposium in Facilities Management, Copenhagen 12-14 May 2004, p. 52-59
Paper in proceedings
2004

Trust in project relationships - inside the black box

Anna Kadefors
International Journal of Project Management. Vol. 22 (3), p. 175-182
Journal article
2003

Miljöbarometern för byggsektorn 2002

Henrikke Baumann, Birgit Brunklaus, Pernilla Gluch et al
Report
2002

Environmental drivers, management and results in Swedish building industry. A surevey within the International Business Environmental Barometer

Henrikke Baumann, Birgit Brunklaus, Pernilla Gluch et al
Proceedings of International Conference of Sustainable Building 2002, p. 16-
Paper in proceedings
2002

Swedish construction culture, quality management and collaborative practices

Jan Bröchner, Per-Erik Josephson, Anna Kadefors
Building Research and Information. Vol. 30 (6), p. 392-400
Journal article
1999

Procurement for Ecological Housing: A Case Study of a Development Competition

Ann-Charlotte Stenberg, Anna Kadefors
Journal article