Journal article

Evaluation of Cooperation during Project Delivery: Empirical Study on the Hydropower Industry in Southwest China

W He, W Tang, Y Wei, C DUFFIELD, Z Lei

Journal of Construction Engineering and Management | American Society of Civil Engineers | Published : 2016


Previous studies agree that cooperation among participants is critical to successfully deliver projects; however, little research has quantitatively illustrated how participants benefit from cooperation. Based on partnering and cooperative game theories, the degree of willingness to cooperate (DWC) model has been used in this study to reflect the interactions among participants through dynamic simulation. With the support of data collected from a field survey, the outcomes of DWC model simulation have been tested, confirming that DWCs have significantly positive influences on cooperation gains, and incentives are effective in improving participants' rewards. Application of the DWC model then..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Awarded by State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51379104, 51079070, 50539130, and 70671058), the State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and Engineering (grant nos. 2013-KY-5 and 2009-ZY-7), and the Australian Research Council (Linkage Project LP100100546). Special thanks are also given to the respondents for their generous contributions during the survey.