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The Role of Boundary Spanning in Public-Private IT Megaprojects
International Research Workshop on IT Project Management 2009
  • Roman Beck, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat Frankfurt am Main
  • Oliver Marschollek, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat Frankfurt am Main
  • Robert Gregory, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat Frankfurt am Main
Publication Date
12-14-2009
Abstract
Prior 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 Information
Roman 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/