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Decision-making on mega-projects: cost-benefit analysis, planning and innovation

Author: Hugo Priemus; Bent Flyvbjerg; Bert van Wee
Publisher: Cheltenham Elgar 2008
Series: Transport economics, management and policy, 2008: 1
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

It will also appeal to researchers, consultants and students dealing with substantial engineering projects, complex systems, project management and transport infrastructure.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugo Priemus; Bent Flyvbjerg; Bert van Wee
ISBN: 9781845427375 1845427378
OCLC Number: 901629762
Description: 342 p.
Contents: Contents:1. Introduction: Scope of the BookHugo Priemus, Bent Flyvbjerg and Bert van WeePART I: MANAGEMENT CHARACTERISTICS AND COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS2. Management Characteristics of Mega-ProjectsHans de Bruijn and Martijn Leijten3. Ex-ante Evaluation of Mega-Projects: Methodological Issues and Cost-Benefit AnalysisBert van Wee and Lorant A. Tavasszy4. Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Wider Economic Benefits from Mega-ProjectsRoger W. Vickerman5. Mega-Projects and Contested InformationHans de Bruijn and Martijn LeijtenPART II: PLANNING AND DECISION-MAKING6. How to Improve the Early Stages of Decision-making on Mega-Projects?Hugo Priemus7. Public Planning of Mega-Projects: Overestimation of Demand andUnderestimation of CostsBent Flyvbjerg8. Evolving Strategy: Risk Management and the Shaping of Mega-ProjectsRoger Miller and Donald R. Lessard9. How to Overcome Major Weaknesses in Mega-Projects? The Norwegian ApproachKnut Samset10. Public-Private Partnership and Mega-ProjectsJoop KoppenjanPART III: INNOVATION, COMPETITION AND INSTITUTIONS11. Innovations in the Planning of Mega-ProjectsWerner Rothengatter12. The Cost of the Technological Sublime: Daring Ingenuity and the New San Francisco-Oakland Bay BridgeKaren Trapenberg Frick13. Provision and Management of Dedicated Railway Systems: How toArrange CompetitionDidier van de Velde and Ernst F. ten Heuvelhof14. Rail Infrastructure at Major European Hub Airports: The Role of Institutional SettingsMoshe Givoni and Piet Rietveld15. Drawing Institutional Lessons Across Countries on Making Transport Infrastructure PolicyW. Martin de JongIndex
Series Title: Transport economics, management and policy, 2008: 1
Responsibility: Hugo Priemus [edit.]; Bent Flyvbjerg [edit.]; Bert van Wee [edit.].


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`It will be useful for those experienced and senior professionals who are charged with authorizing and controlling projects. Recommended.' -- P.F. Rad, Choice `Building on the seminal work of Bent Read more...

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