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The evaluation of complex infrastructure projects : a guide to qualitative comparative analysis

Author: Lasse Gerrits; Stefan Verweij
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2018] ©2018
Series: Transport economics, management, and policy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Infrastructure projects are notoriously hard to manage so it is important that society learns from the successes and mistakes made over time. However, most evaluation methods run into a conundrum: either they cover a large number of projects but have little to say about their details, or they focus on detailed single-case studies with little in terms of applicability elsewhere. This book presents Qualitative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lasse Gerrits; Stefan Verweij
ISBN: 9781783478422 178347842X 1783478411 9781783478415
OCLC Number: 1040072374
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Front Matter; Copyright; Contents; List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; 1 Not a straightforward path: developing and evaluating infrastructure projects; 2 The case; 3 Calibration; 4 Comparison; 5 Complexity and evaluation revisited; References; Index
Series Title: Transport economics, management, and policy.
Responsibility: Lasse Gerrits, Stefan Verweij.

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Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is a new research method that is highly suitable for evaluation studies.  Read more...

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