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Executing major projects through Contractors

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dc.contributor.advisor Nelson Repenning. en_US McKenna, Nicholas A. (Nicholas Alan) en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US 2006-02-02T18:55:17Z 2006-02-02T18:55:17Z 2005 en_US 2005 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design and Management Program, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 112-115). en_US
dc.description.abstract Project based organizational structures are utilized in many industries. The firms engaged in these significant endeavors, project sponsor and contractor alike, risk both capital and reputation in the market-place with each new project. Delivering projects effectively provides all the firms involved with desirable financial outcomes and market advantage. This thesis sets out to identify and understand the mechanisms established by the contracting structure that in part determine the outcome of the project. It is suggested that the nature of the relationship between project sponsor and contractor shapes the outcome of the project to a significant extent. Complex and challenging projects are made more so by the adversarial relationships that frequently exist between the sponsor and contractor(s). This thesis unpacks the underlying mechanisms that determine that relationship and begins to establish a theory of the project organization that could lead to improved project execution performance. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Nicholas A. McKenna. en_US
dc.format.extent 176 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title Executing major projects through Contractors en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 61240301 en_US

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