The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management - Oxford Handbooks (Paperback)
  • The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management - Oxford Handbooks (Paperback)

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management - Oxford Handbooks (Paperback)

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Published: 15/11/2018
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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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198831105
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 1100 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 mm


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 Söderlund, 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

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