Ipd from a culture perspective

Derek H.T. Walker, Steve Rowlinson

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This chapter begins by defining and explaining the meaning of the concept of culture from the national perspective to explain possible differences in integrated project delivery (IPD) approaches in different home-base settings. It explores culture from an organisational perspective to explain different professional discipline biases and preferences and in a multi-discipline and cross-cultural team workplace context. The chapter illustrates how collaboration and integration between the alliance team and its field workers, and suppliers, operates in practice. It demonstrates that people share knowledge and expertise and use their practice to inform a co-creation of a new innovation. An alliance and other similar IPD arrangements share a workplace culture exemplified by the values illustrated. A key influence is the specified project-alliance agreement behaviours that govern selection of the successful alliance proponent syndicate and the maintenance of these behaviours to become the workplace norms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Integrated Project Delivery
EditorsDerek H. T. Walker, Steve Rowlinson
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781351735117, 9781315185774
ISBN (Print)9781138736689
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


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