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The role of boundary spanning in integral dike reinforcement projects

Hanning, S. (2023) The role of boundary spanning in integral dike reinforcement projects.

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Abstract:This study aims to provide insights into potentially changing boundary judgements in dike reinforcement projects, whether and how BSAs contribute to these changes, and, if so, which BSAs encourage these changes fostering IDR. These boundary judgements and BSAs are studied and compared in four NFPP projects: Ravenstein-Lith, Koehool-Lauwersmeer, Sint-Annaland and Wolferen-Sprok. Cases were selected to be similar in terms of integrative potential (all linking opportunities that arise in a project area) and to vary on the extent to which the projects achieved an integrative outcome. Two projects were successful examples of IDR, two were unsuccessful examples. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews with the key actors involved in these projects. The results show that successful IDR cases include more wide and wider boundary judgements. Involved actors employed significantly more BSAs compared to actors in the unsuccessful IDR cases. The most successful IDR case demonstrates the widest boundary judgements and includes the most BSAs. The most unsuccessful IDR case shows the exact opposite, with primarily tight boundary judgements and almost no BSAs. Boundary judgements regarding domains and sectors appeared to be the most critical to be wide in order to support IDR, followed by the scale, planning and stakeholder judgements.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:56 civil engineering
Programme:Civil Engineering and Management MSc (60026)
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