Developing Capabilities for Public Construction Clients
Paper in proceedings, 2014

Clients in the public sector face a large number of challenges in designing, procur-ing and managing major construction projects in a manner that is conducive to the organization’s overall goals. The role of the client in bringing about successful project completion has more recently been emphasized with a growing number of studies focusing on developing dynamic client capabilities that facilitate the han-dling of a project through all of its different phases. Though the capabilities of the client carries immense importance in all con-struction projects, the importance is further exacerbated by the sheer scale of the projects involved in major construction projects, a development which has prompted governmental agencies to inquire into ways to improve processes in the client organization. To address such inquiries, this paper which is based on a literature review, ex-plores the types of dynamic capabilities that emerge with respect to public con-struction clients and in particular, if and how a specific client capability influences a specific project outcome. The mapping of capabilities constitutes a theoretical foundation for a forthcoming empirical study on the same topic.

infrastructure

public clients

dynamic capabilities

Author

Abderisak Adam

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

Göran Lindahl

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

Per-Erik Josephson

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management

Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium on the Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 7-9 Nov 2014, Chongqing

Areas of Advance

Building Futures

Production

Subject Categories

Construction Management

Economics and Business

Other Civil Engineering

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10/8/2017