7 Forming Alliances Strategically

John Mo

RMIT University

Matthew C. Cook

British Engineering Council

DOI: 10.1201/9781003374879-7

7.1 Introduction

In the contemporary world, many highly complex engineering projects such as building aircraft, ships, buildings, and infrastructure have enormous financial and technical requirements to achieve success. These requirements generate risks that essentially require management and mitigation actions throughout the entire life cycle of the project. In many cases, this is beyond the capacity of a single organisation and results in technical failings, schedule delays, and serious cost blowouts. One option that is becoming ubiquitous within large and/or complex projects is to “share” the risks by forming ...

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