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Robert A. Brownlow ;Independent Journal of Management & Production 2017, 8 2

Author: Karen Smits

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Independent Journal of Management & Production E-ISSN: 2236-269X ijmp@ijmp.jor.br Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo Brasil Smits, Karen; Brownlow, Robert A. COLLABORATION AND CRISIS IN MEGA PROJECTS: A STUDY IN CROSS CORPORATE CULTURE CONFLICT AND ITS RESOLUTION Independent Journal of Management & Production, vol.
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2, abril-junio, 2017, pp. 395-415 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo Avaré, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=449551140009 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative INDEPENDENT JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTION (IJM&P) http:--www.ijmp.jor.br v.
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2, April - June 2017 ISSN: 2236-269X DOI: 10.14807-ijmp.v8i2.556 COLLABORATION AND CRISIS IN MEGA PROJECTS: A STUDY IN CROSS CORPORATE CULTURE CONFLICT AND ITS RESOLUTION Karen Smits FIA Business School, São Paulo, Brazil E-mail: Karen@crossculturework.com Robert A.
Brownlow Bakke Graduate University, Dallas, Texas, USA E-mail: rbrow2@aol.com Submission: 20-10-2016 Revision: 04-11-2016 Accept: 10-11-2016 ABSTRACT Projects typically involve multiple partners coming together to form a temporary project organization that manages project execution. Partners begin their relationship with soaring aspirations to collaborate but as they move through the project’s various phases and they experience friction, especially those related to cultural clashes, their noble aspirations succumb to creeping, if not full blown, crisis.
This, in turn, creates lost relationality and compromised execution.
Thus, the question: How can project partners manage the integration of differing corporate cultures and work processes to produce the most effective and efficient outcomes? Using th...





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