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Managing Complex Projects
Networks, Knowledge and Integration

ISBN 9780415299589
Published September 26, 2013 by Routledge
174 Pages

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Book Description

Concerned with the management of complex long-term engineering projects, this important volume, of great interest to postgraduate students of business, technology management and engineering, reports on a set of rich, novel and unique findings concerning the conduct and management of three high profile and complex projects.  

The major investments which constitute complex long-term projects represent an increasingly important source of economic activity, often with particularly significant consequences for economic growth and public policy. This informative volume expertly contributes to broader debates concerning new organizational forms, knowledge management and organizational learning and the management of innovation in project-based settings.

Table of Contents

1. New Modes of Project Delivery – Complex Projects  2. Understanding the Challenges of Managing Complex Projects  3. Exploring Complex Projects  4. Clarke Chapman: The Port Facilities Project  5. ALSTOM: The Pendolino Project  6. Northumbria Water: The Regional Sludge Treatment Centre Project  7. The Problem of Integration in Complex Projects  8. Conclusions: Rethinking the Management of Complex Projects

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Neil Alderman is Senior Lecturer at the Newcastle University Business School, UK.

Chris Ivory is Professor and Deputy Director of the Institute of International Management Practice at Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

Ian McLoughlin is Professor of Management and Head of the Department of Management at Monash University, Australia.

Roger Vaughan is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, and Enterprise at Newcastle University, UK.