Managing Complex Projects

Networks, Knowledge and Integration

By Neil Alderman, Chris Ivory, Ian Mcloughlin, Roger Vaughan

© 2014 – Routledge

155 pages

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pub: 2013-09-25
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About the Book

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

About the Authors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Technology, Work and Organizations

The books in the series offer groundings in central elements of the management of technology and innovation. They provide stimulating treatments of key themes which form part of the Management of Technology and/or Innovation syllabus and are primarily aimed at advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and lecturing and research staff. The books explain, develop and critically explore issues and concepts on the assumption that students and staff already have a basic understanding of the area. All the books in the series incorporate a combination of this review of the current state of knowledge in a particular aspect of the management of technology/innovation with the presentation and discussion of new primary material not previously published.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS083000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Information Management
BUS085000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior