The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management

ISBN : 9780198732242

Bent Flyvbjerg
608 ページ
171 x 246 mm
Oxford Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management provides state-of-the-art scholarship in the emerging field of megaproject management. Megaprojects are large, complex projects which 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 a rigorous, research-oriented, up-to-date academic view of the discipline, based on high-quality data and strong theory. It will be an indispensable resource for students, academics, policy makers, and practitioners.


1 Bent Flyvbjerg: Introduction: The Iron Law of Megaproject Management

Part 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 China

Part 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 Economies

Part 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


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.