While our community has not published yet formal research reports, we recommend the following references:

  • , P. (2012). “Making sense of a multi-party contractual arrangements of project partnering, project alliancing and IPD.” J. Constr. Mgmt. Econ., 30(1), 57-79.
  • Morwood, R., Scott, D., and Pitcher, I. (2008). Alliancing a participant’s guide, Brisbane, Queensland : Maunsell AECOM, 185 pp.


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