"HOW CONSORTIA COLLABORATE IN PURSUIT OF PROJECT GOALS"

 

Many large and complex projects around the world are executed through consortia, an association composed of multiple companies.

A number of researchers claim that the performance of consortia is directly dependent on how consortium members opt to collaborate, however, the delivery of projects through consortia challenge traditional project management and leadership principles, with collaboration being perceived as difficult to achieve.

Extant research has been conducted on inter-company relationships, collaboration frameworks, collaboration antecedents, team effectiveness, teamwork, and inter-company collaboration. However limited theory exists on collaborative inter-company dynamics, particularly in the form of consortia, and how consortium members collaborate to accomplish project goals.

An anonymous, on-line questionnaire-based survey is being undertaken by an M.Sc. student at the University of Liverpool, to increase the understanding on how consortia collaborate to achieve project objectives. The student researches existing theory on team behavior, virtual team dynamics, collaboration antecedents and their impact on collaboration quality, to articulate and better understand the collaborative environment and interactions that occur among members of consortia.

If you have knowledge or experience in consortia, and wish to take part in this survey, please access the link below:

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