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Enhancing the supplier’s third-party relationships in construction projects

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Bartlett IRNOP 2015
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Research Network on Organizing by Projects Conference
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015
Publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventInternational Research Network in Organizing by Projects Research Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceInternational Research Network in Organizing by Projects Research Conference
Period1/01/00 → …


Project delivery involves networks of customers, contractors, suppliers, and various third parties. Previous research has focused on contractual relationships in the direct supply chains, with less attention to third parties and non-contractual relationships. This study develops and tests a framework of relationship strength and its antecedents in the non-contractual relationship of component suppliers and designers as third parties. The intent is to identify factors relevant to enhancing the supplier’s third party relationships. The results reveal the supplier’s activeness and technical capability as antecedents to trust, and supplier’s technical capability and supplier-designer cooperation outside projects as antecedents to commitment.


  • project networks, supplier relationships, relationship strength

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland