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. Allgeographies 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.
OUP Oxford; April 2017
- ISBN: 9780191046162
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- Title: The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management
Series: Oxford Handbooks
- Author: Bent Flyvbjerg (ed.)
Imprint: OUP Oxford
In The Press
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.
About The Author
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 andconsultant 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.