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The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management Bent Flyvbjerg (BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management, BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management, Said Business School, University of Oxford)

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management By Bent Flyvbjerg (BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management, BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management, Said Business School, University of Oxford)

Summary

This Handbook provides state-of-the-art scholarship in the emerging field of megaproject management. The 25 chapters cover all aspects of megaproject management, from front-end planning to project delivery, including how to deal with stakeholders, risk, finance, complexity, innovation, governance, ethics, project breakdowns, and scale itself.

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management Summary

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management by Bent Flyvbjerg (BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management, BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management, Said Business School, University of Oxford)

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management provides state-of-the-art scholarship in the emerging field of megaproject management. Megaprojects are large, complex projects that typically cost billions of dollars and impact millions of people, like building a high-speed rail line, a megadam, a national health or pensions IT system, a new wide-body aircraft, or staging the Olympics. The book contains 25 chapters written especially for this volume, covering all aspects of megaproject management, from front-end planning to actual project delivery, including how to deal with stakeholders, risk, finance, complexity, innovation, governance, ethics, project breakdowns, and scale itself. Individual chapters cover the history of the field and relevant theory, from behavioral economics to lock-in and escalation to systems integration and theories of agency and power. All geographies are covered - from the US to China, Europe to Africa, South America to Australia - as are a wide range of project types, from "hard" infrastructure to "soft" change projects. In-depth case studies illustrate salient points. The Handbook offers rigorous, research-oriented, up-to-date academic view of the discipline, based on high-quality data and strong theory. It will be an indispensible resource for students, academics, policy makers, and practitioners.

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management Reviews

this book is a very interesting read, with plenty of case material for project tragic * Leo Dobes, Economic Record *
The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management edited by Bent Flyvbjerg is an important and certainly timely book. I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in megaprojects-policy makers, practitioners, consultants, and scholars. It is a must-read for master and doctoral students in large-scale project management, and I am sure that it will be a major milestone defining research on large-scale projects, which project scholars and practitioners will reflect upon for many years to come. * Jonas Soederlund, Project Management Journal *
Practitioners, planners, policy makers and scholars in the areas of infrastructure and economic development will find the volume of considerable value... it makes a major contribution. * Roger R. Stough, Regional Science Policy & Practice *
A significant contribution the writing exposition is clear and efficient which makes the book accessible to a diverse set of readers inside and outside of the academy... an invaluable handbook as intended in title and curation. * Karen Trapenberg Frick, Transport Reviews *

About Bent Flyvbjerg (BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management, BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management, Said Business School, University of Oxford)

Bent Flyvbjerg is the first BT Professor and inaugural Chair of Major Programme Management at the University of Oxford. He is the author or editor of 10 books and more than 200 papers. His publications have been translated into 20 languages and are widely cited. His research has been covered by Science, The Economist, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, China Daily, the BBC, CNN, and many other media. Flyvbjerg serves as advisor and consultant to government and business around the world, including the UK and US governments and several Fortune 500 companies. He was twice a Fulbright Scholar and received a knighthood in 2002.

Table of Contents

1: Bent Flyvbjerg: Introduction: The Iron Law of Megaproject ManagementPart I: Challenges 2: Sylvain Lenfle and Christoph Loch: Has Megaproject Management Lost Its Way? Lessons from History 3: Matti Siemiatycki: Cycles in Megaproject Development 4: Atif Ansar, Bent Flyvbjerg, Alexander Budzier, and Daniel Lunn: Big is Fragile: An Attempt at Theorizing Scale 5: Raymond E. Levitt and W. Richard Scott: Institutional Challenges and Solutions for Global Megaprojects 6: Bert van Wee and Hugo Priemus: Megaproject Decision Making and Management: Ethical and Political Issues 7: Xuefei Ren: Biggest Infrastructure Bubble Ever? City and Nation Building with Debt-Financed Megaprojects in ChinaPart II: Causes 8: Bent Flyvbjerg: Did Megaproject Research Pioneer Behavioral Economics? The Case of Albert O. Hirschman 9: Helga Drummond: Megaproject Escalation of Commitment: An Update and Appraisal 10: Roger Miller, Donald Lessard, and Vivek Sakhrani: Megaprojects as Games of Innovation 11: Stewart Clegg, Shankar Sankaran, Chris Biesenthal, and Julien Pollack: Power and Sensemaking in Megaprojects 12: Nuno Gil: A Collective-Action Perspective on the Planning of Megaprojects 13: Robert A. Baade and Victor A. Matheson: Understanding Drivers of Megaevents in Emerging EconomiesPart III: Cures 14: Andrew Davies, Mark Dodgson, and David M. Gann: Innovation and Flexibility in Megaprojects: A New Delivery Model 15: Graham Winch: Megaproject Stakeholder Management 16: Graeme Hodge and Carsten Greve: Private Finance: What Problems Does It Solve, and How Well? 17: Roger Vickerman: Wider Impacts of Megaprojects: Curse or Cure? 18: Gro Holst Volden and Knut Samset: Quality Assurance in Megaproject Management: The Norwegian Way 19: Thayer Scudder: The Good Megadam: Does It Exist, All Things Considered?Part IV: Cases 20: Vered Holzmann, Aaron Shenhar, Yao Zhao, and Benjamin Melamed: Cracking the Code of Megaproject Innovation: The Case of Boeing's 787 21: Andrew Davies: The Power of Systems Integration: Lessons from London 2012 22: Gerardo del Cerro Santamaria: Iconic Urban Megaprojects in a Global Context: Revisiting Bilbao 23: Demi Chung: Private Provision of Public Services: The Case of Australia's Motorways 24: Janis van der Westhuizen: Megaprojects as Political Symbols: South Africa's Gautrain 25: Rhodante Ahlers, Margreet Zwarteveen, and Karen Bakker: Large Dam Development: From Trojan Horse to Pandora's Box

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NLS9780198831105
9780198831105
0198831102
The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management by Bent Flyvbjerg (BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management, BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management, Said Business School, University of Oxford)
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2018-11-15
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