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Effectiveness of Joint Venture for Local Contractors in a Mega Project Construction
American Journal of Civil Engineering
Volume 8, Issue 4, July 2020, Pages: 97-105
Received: Aug. 4, 2020; Accepted: Aug. 25, 2020; Published: Sep. 14, 2020
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Dagninet Cherinet, Department of Construction Technology and Management, College of Engineering and Technology, Wolkite University, Wolkite, Ethiopia
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Mega Construction Projects are defined as a very large investment construction project, or aggregate of projects, characterized by magnified cost, extreme complexity, increased risk, lofty ideals, and high visibility, in a combination that represents a significant challenge to the stakeholders, a significant impact to the community and pushes the limit of construction experience. The main objective of this study was to assess effectiveness of joint venture for local contractor to construct a mega project construction. The specific objective of this study was to determine the effective way of formation and implementation procedure, to determine legal procedures and steps of joint venture between local contractors, to analyze different kinds of joint venture among local contractors and to analyze risk of joint venture among local contractors to construct a mega project construction. The study used both qualitative and quantitative research, and data collection method used was interview, close ended questionnaires’, different books, articles, and web sites. The study uses also purposive sampling technique. The study revealed that the most motivation factor and reason to form a Joint Venture in construction is to obtain technology transfer, the most selection criteria to select a construction JV partner is ability, experience and skills of JV partner and to succeed in JV performance a JV management should be strong. The study indicated that some of the articles form the commercial code explains about JV need an amendment. The study also indicates legal issues should be considering in Ethiopian commercial code to facilitate formation construction JV. This study also revealed the best JV type suitable for local contractors to establish domestic JV is a contractual JV type. Finally, the study shows that the most factors to create a problem in construction JV is unclear partner roles and the dominant risk factor associated with construction JV is partner parent company in financial problem. Also, the study came up with conclusion that the existing legal norm context about CJV should be revised with amendment of some of the articles from the existing commercial code of Ethiopia.
Joint Venture, Construction Joint Venture, Domestic Construction Joint Venture
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Dagninet Cherinet, Effectiveness of Joint Venture for Local Contractors in a Mega Project Construction, American Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 8, No. 4, 2020, pp. 97-105. doi: 10.11648/j.ajce.20200804.13
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