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New book - The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management edited by Bent Flyvbjerg

The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management presents the latest scholarship and research in the management of megaprojects – large complex projects such as high-speed rail lines, dams, processing plants, national IT systems or events such as the Olympics. 

The book, edited by Bent Flyvbjerg, BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, is interdisciplinary and examines megaprojects through the disciplines of management, planning, economics, engineering, geography, psychology and political science.  

The book is aimed at students, academics, policymakers and practitioners and is divided into four sections – challenges, causes, cures and cases. It contains 25 chapters written by 43 leading academics from around the world.

The data and cases cover most of the world from United States to China, Europe to Africa and South America to Australia.  Examples include analysis of the Boeing 787, London 2012 Olympic Games and China's infrastructure initiative, the biggest investment boom in history.

Professor Flyvbjerg comments: ‘Despite the inherent risk of large cost and time overruns and benefit shortfalls, megaprojects remain in favour with many governments and businesses. The book provides a timely analysis of the multiple factors that make or break megaprojects, turning many into boondoggles while others become brilliant successes, with examples of both in the book.’


Bent Flyvbjerg View profile

Bent Flyvbjerg is the first BT Professor and Chair of Major Programme Management at Oxford University. He works for better management of megaprojects and cities. He also writes about the philosophy and methodology of social science.