Integrated management of on-site, coordination and off-site uncertainty: theorizing risk analysis within a hybrid project setting

Mehrdad Arashpour, Babak Abbasi, Mohammadreza Arashpour, M. Reza Hosseini, Rebecca Yang

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Hybrid infrastructure projects are defined as triads of on-site/coordination/off-site project dimensions. Interaction of uncertainties in such settings result in deviations from project objectives by causing time and cost overruns, safety issues, quality deficiencies, technical problems, and lack of client satisfaction. To address these, a holistic approach in identifying and analyzing risks in hybrid (multi-dimensional) projects is proposed. Towards this aim, three research hypotheses are developed and tested using data from seven projects in Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, Australia. Practical implications of triadic risk analysis in hybrid infrastructure projects suggest executives and managers to put more emphasis on risks associated with coordination of on-site and off-site project dimensions. This approach significantly decreases the chance of deviations from project objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)647-655
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Decision making
  • Delay
  • Empirical research
  • Integration
  • Performance measures
  • Prefabricated building elements
  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Project management success
  • Risk management theory
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Workflow variance

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