Operational factors affecting strategic partnering in UK social housing
Jones, Keith and Kaluarachchi, Yamuna (2007) Operational factors affecting strategic partnering in UK social housing. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 14 (4). 334 - 345. ISSN 0969-9988Full text not available from this repository.
Purpose – This paper seeks to report the findings of a research project that observed and monitored
the performance of a four-year strategic partnering agreement between a consortium of Registered
Social Landlords (AMPHION) and their contracting partner as they procured approximately 800 new houses, across 33 separate development projects.
Design/methodology/approach – The research project used a combination of in-depth case studies (of individual housing projects and the relationship between the client group and their main contractor) supplemented by quantitative measures of project performance (Key Performance
Indicators) and integrated workshops to study the operational factors that affected the success of the
Findings – The paper concludes that failures to manage expectations within and between partners
undermined confidence and trust in the partnering process.
Research limitations/implications – Whilst strategic partnering within the UK social housing
sector was immature at the time of the study, the lessons learned have implications for other
organisations considering strategic partnering relationships. Originality/value – Evidence is provided from a long-term study of strategic partnering which
explores the dynamic nature of strategic partnering and its impact on success. Very few studies have
addressed this issue.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||housing, partnership, construction industry, United Kingdom|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Architecture, Design & Construction|
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Sustainable Buildings Research Group
|Last Modified:||04 Oct 2011 15:22|
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