Title: The effects of cooperative procurement procedures on joint risk management in Swedish construction projects

Authors: Ekaterina Osipova, Per Erik Eriksson

Addresses: Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, SE-97187 Lulea, Sweden. ' Department of Business Administration and Management, Lulea University of Technology, SE-97187 Lulea, Sweden

Abstract: The paper reports the results of a questionnaire survey and a case study about the effects of cooperative procurement procedures on joint risk management (JRM). The purpose is to investigate how common the use of JRM is in Sweden and how the occurrence is affected by the utilised procurement procedures. The results show a limited use of JRM in Sweden, but clients that work on a national/international level use JRM to a greater extent than those on local/regional markets. The use of JRM is positively affected by cooperative procurement procedures. In particular, the most significant relationship has been found between collaborative tools and JRM – the higher the use of collaborative tools, the higher the use of JRM. The case project is used as an illustrative example where the project management team tried to overcome the traditional construction culture by using a cooperative procurement approach and creating a collaborative environment that supports JRM.

Keywords: joint risk management; JRM; procurement collaboration; construction industry; questionnaire survey; case study; Sweden; cooperative procurement; construction projects.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPOM.2011.042029

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 2011 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.209 - 226

Received: 25 Sep 2009
Accepted: 16 Aug 2010

Published online: 21 Aug 2011 *

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