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Gotcheva, N., Aaltonen, K., Lahdenperä, P., Nysten-Haarala, S. (2022). Engaged Scholarship for Exploring Applicability of Relational Contracting to Nuclear Industry Projects. In: Hayes, J., Tillement, S. (eds) Contracting and Safety. SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology(). Springer, Cham.

Engaged scholarship for exploring applicability of relational contracting to nuclear industry projects

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Author: Gotcheva, Nadezhda1; Aaltonen, Kirsi2; Lahdenperä, Pertti1;
Organizations: 1VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Tampere, Finland
2University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-05-23


We employed engaged scholarship as a research strategy for exploring the applicability of relational contracting in nuclear power projects. Insights from a series of workshops with nuclear industry practitioners in Finland indicated that although project alliancing is not a familiar contractual approach in the nuclear industry, the benefits of its implementation are increasingly recognised.

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Series: SpringerBriefs in applied sciences and technology
ISSN: 2191-530X
ISSN-E: 2191-5318
ISSN-L: 2191-530X
ISBN: 978-3-030-89792-5
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-89791-8
Pages: 39 - 48
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-89792-5_5
Host publication: Contracting and Safety
Host publication editor: Hayes, J.
Tillement, S.
Type of Publication: A3 Book chapter
Field of Science: 212 Civil and construction engineering
222 Other engineering and technologies
Funding: The authors are grateful to participants of the series of workshops, organised as a part of project “Management principles and safety culture in complex projects” (MAPS), funded under SAFIR, the Finnish Research Program on Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2015–2018.
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