The Role of Boundary Spanning in Public-Private IT MegaprojectsInternational Research Workshop on IT Project Management 2009
AbstractPrior research in the context of PPPs has mainly focused on organizational and risk management aspects. While there is a growing number of IT megaprojects in the context of PPPs, we still have a lack of understanding on the role of boundary spanning between public and private parties for successfully bridging expectation gaps among the partners during the realization of IT-PPP-megaprojects. In this exploratory, qualitative single-case study from the German TollCollect IT megaproject we draw on findings from boundary spanning literature to explain boundary spanning activities contributing to trust formation in IT-PPP-megaprojects. Our developed grounded model suggests that the deployment of boundary spanning activities and their specific antecedent conditions, moderated by external stakeholder support of a public-private environment, affects the formation of mutual trust and therefore the success of an IT megaproject in the context of PPPs.
Citation InformationRoman Beck, Oliver Marschollek and Robert Gregory. "The Role of Boundary Spanning in Public-Private IT Megaprojects" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/roman_beck/35/