An assessment of factors influencing collaboration and impacts on organisational performance: A review

Mercy Sepum, Innocent Musonda, Chioma Sylvia Okoro

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Poor organisational performance is partly attributed to lack of collaboration within an organisation. Therefore, this paper sought to establish the factors that influence collaboration and the impact of collaboration on organisational performance. A literature review was conducted to achieve the objectives of the study. Literature from Google Scholar, Emerald, and Science Direct were used, based on the keywords relevant to the study. The materials consulted included journals and conference proceedings. Thematic content analysis was used to identify factors that influence collaboration in an organisation. The findings revealed that collaborative leadership, collaborative culture, attributes of partners, strategic and external environment factors influence collaboration. Further findings revealed that collaboration could influence an organisation's performance in terms of knowledge creation an transfer, innovativeness, ability to leverage resources to achieve maximum benefits, as well as competitive advantage. This study provides knowledge on which factors influence collaboration in order improve the quality or extent of collaboration in an organisation. By understanding the factors of collaboration, which in turn influence organisational performance, strategies can be developed to encourage collaboration and thus performance, by the stakeholders and managers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Conference on Construction in the 21st Century
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event11th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, CITC 2019 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sept 201911 Sept 2019


  • Collaboration
  • Organisations
  • Performance
  • Success

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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