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International Project Management Strategy Applied by a Small and Medium-sized Consultancy in Oversea Cooperation Communication. Risk. Cultural and Stakeholder management integrated in energy efficiency building projects between Swedish and Chinese partners

Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2016. 60 s. Examensarbete - Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Chalmers tekniska högskola; BOMX02-16-148, 2016.
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The international construction market has been significantly grown in the past decades, and it creates many oversea cooperation opportunities for construction firms to expand their business into a foreign country. Many Swedish construction firms experienced to have some construction projects abroad. Besides the large construction firm, there is a huge amount of small and medium-sized Swedish construction firm is involved in many construction projects abroad. Another factor is building technology progress has led to noticeable advancement, it requires more energy efficiency in the building life cycle. Some of those building techniques focus on high quality of environmental condition such as Green Buildings, some of them focus on energy saving and efficiency such as Passive House. Further, there may have different ways of doing energy efficiency building projects in different countries due to varieties of reasons. The purpose of this study is to explore how the small and medium-sized Swedish construction consultancy acted in an oversea energy efficiency building project and to find out if there would be the best appropriate project management strategy for doing such kind of project. It is a qualitative research, and the reference Swedish construction consultancy firm co-operated with a Chinese design firm to provide the energy solution for buildings. Two projects’ case study from the reference company has been carrying out in the research. Both of the projects focused on energy efficiency design approach. The result shows there did not exist so-called the most appropriate international project management strategy that could fit all of the small and medium-sized Swedish consultancies since every project was unique, the real situation of the projects was not the same. However, as most of the projects should follow the project life cycle, so most of the projects’ processes were similar. Therefore, although there indeed did not have two projects were the same, some same tools and strategy structures could be applied both in the two projects. This thesis found out and concluded some tools that could provide helps in improving project processes performance and decreasing the obstacles that appeared in the previous projects.

Nyckelord: Project Management, Construction, International Cooperation, Energy Efficiency Building

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