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Inside megaprojects : understanding cultural practices in project management, editor, Alfons Van Marrewijk

Label
Inside megaprojects : understanding cultural practices in project management
Title
Inside megaprojects
Title remainder
understanding cultural practices in project management
Statement of responsibility
editor, Alfons Van Marrewijk
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Complex and extensive civil engineering and construction megaprojects frequently attract societal attention due to nuisances, failures, budget overruns, time delays, citizens resistance, and resigning politicians. These megaprojects rarely remain uncontested, particularly if pursued within a democratic political context, as they are perceived not only as costly, but also as significant threats to local quality of life. Regardless of their contested nature, there has been a sharp increase in the magnitude and frequency of major infrastructure projects. However, the organising of these megaprojects remains a mystery as little is known about their daily operations. The aim of this book is to understand building and civil engineering megaprojects as a cultural phenomenon by presenting five empirical case studies on cultural practices in their organising. The book contains in-depth studies of megaprojects from distinct places in the world: Oresund Bridge (Sweden-Denmark), Panama Canal (Panama), Heathrow Terminal 5 (UK), Highspeed Train (the Netherlands) and Siderar (Argentina). The book will interest scholars and students of Project Management, Organization Science and Civil Engineering, and also provides practitioners in the field of Project Management a cultural lens to view problems differently
Member of
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
658.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD69.P75
LC item number
I59 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Marrewijk, Alfons van
Series statement
Advances in organization studies
Series volume
30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Engineering
  • Project management
  • Culture
Label
Inside megaprojects : understanding cultural practices in project management, editor, Alfons Van Marrewijk
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223116672131
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1. edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9788763003445
Lccn
2015487571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1001874813
  • (OCoLC)926091101
Label
Inside megaprojects : understanding cultural practices in project management, editor, Alfons Van Marrewijk
Publication
Bar code
31223116672131
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1. edition.
Extent
209 pages
Isbn
9788763003445
Lccn
2015487571
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 1001874813
  • (OCoLC)926091101

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