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Use of Progression Planning Tools in Developing Collaborative Main Contractor – Subcontractor Relationships in Norway

Sol Skinnarland

Fafo-report 2013:33

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This report is Fafo's edition of Skinnarland's thesis presented as partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Business Administration degree awarded by Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University. 

The research programme was designed to investigate the relationship between uses of progression planning tools and main contractor subcontractor collaborative relationships. The research was carried out within two Norwegian construction companies where collaborative progression planning tools and methodologies based on the Last Planner system of production control was used. The scope of the research was to test whether such uses could positively affect the collaborative relationships between the contractors and project participants on the construction site. Collaborative relationships in this research referred to a working climate of joint efforts to bring construction projects forward.

The study provides in depth insight into collaborative development processes in project based production settings.

Published: 2013 Id-nr.: 20323