Seyed Yaser Banihashemi Chaharom
BSc (Civil Engineering), MSc (Project & Construction Management, Hons 1)
Postgraduate Research Student
School of Civil Engineering, Room 360
Phone: +61 2 9351 5155
Fax: +61 2 9351 3343
Research project - A Contingency Framework for Inter-organizational Relationship (IOR) Governance in Infrastructure Projects
Supervisor: Dr Li Liu
Associate Supervisor: Dr Bee-Lan Oo
Infrastructures are important building blocks of public welfare and competitive advantage of countries. In Australia, there has been a dramatic increase in infrastructure construction activity since 2001 that was mainly due to sharp increases in the construction of transport and energy infrastructures. As Infrastructure Australia asserted in its report in 2008, one of the most challenging issues in infrastructure projects in Australia is ‘Delivering better governance’. Infrastructure projects commonly involve multiple stakeholders and interdisciplinary teams and organizations and also comprising of multiple agreements covering the design, building, finance and operation phases of the project. Moreover, forecasting the cost and income of the project for a long period of time based on unreliable and inconsistent data increases the uncertainty in these projects. However, the level of complexity and uncertainty in different projects is not the same. Therefore, there is not a ‘One Size Fits All’ governance system. Applying a complex governance system for a simple relationship probably incurs unnecessary costs, and using a simple governance system for a complicated relationship most likely decreases the efficiency.
Although the literature on Inter-organizational Relationship (IOR) has recognized formal and social governance mechanisms and analyzed their interaction, most of studies have limited to interaction between two parties (e.g. client and contractor) whereas infrastructure projects involve network of relationships among several organizations. Further, previous studies have focused on social or economic characteristics of the project as antecedents of social or formal governance mechanisms, while ignoring the interactive influence of them on the choice of governance system.
Adding to theory and drawing from Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) and Social Capital Theory (SCT), and Social Network Analysis (SNA), this study develops and validates the socioeconomic factors for applying formal and social governance mechanisms in infrastructure projects. Further, the effects of selected amalgam of formal and social governance mechanisms on the delivery performance of infrastructure projects are investigated.
- Seyed Yaser Banihashemi Chaharom, Mohammad Hossein Sobhiyah; "The impact of project's position in its environment on determining project strategy"; 24th IPMA World Congress Proceedings, November 1-3, 2010, Istanbul-Turkey.
- Seyed Yaser Banihashemi Chaharom, Mohammad Hossein Sobhiyah; "Who Should Make Strategic Decisions in a Construction Project?"; 24th IPMA World Congress Proceedings, November 1-3, 2010, Istanbul-Turkey.
- Seyed Yaser Banihashemi Chaharom; "Knowledge management in project-based organizations"; Project Management Quarterly Journal, No. 13, Spring 2010.
- Seyed Yaser Bani Hashemi Chaharom, Mojtaba Azizi, Seyed Alireza Mirmohammad Sadeghi; "Value Engineering Methodology; An opportunity for optimization of the project management plan"; 22nd IPMA World Congress Proceedings, November 9-11, 2008, Rome-Italy.
- S. Y. Banihashemi Chaharom; "Project Management & Construction"; Dibagaran-e-Tehran Publication Inc., 2006.
- S. M. S. Khorasani, A. Yaghtin, A. Mahmoudi, A. Bitaab, S. Y. Banihashemi; "Contracting & Outsourcing in Oil Industry; Analyzing the Contracting System in Iranian Oil Industry"; Development of Industrail Power Studies Group, Center for Technological Studies of Sharif University Of Technology, 2008.
Learning & Teaching
- CIVL3812: Project Appraisal
- CIVL3805: Project Scope, Time and Cost Management