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Strategic Management of Large Engineering Projects Shaping Institutions, Risks and Governance

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ISBN-10: 0262122367

ISBN-13: 9780262122368

Edition: 2000

Authors: Roger Miller, Donald R. Lessard

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As the number, complexity, and scope of large engineering projects (LEPs) increase worldwide, the huge stakes may endanger the survival of corporations and threaten the stability of countries that approach these projects unprepared. According to the authors, the "front-end" engineering of institutional arrangements and strategic systems is a far greater determinant of an LEP's success than are the more tangible aspects of project engineering and management. The book is based on an international research project that analyzed sixty LEPs, among them the Boston Harbor cleanup; the first phase of subway construction in Ankara, Turkey; a hydro dam on the Caroni River in Venezuela; and the construction of offshore oil platforms west of Flor, Norway. The authors use the research results to develop an experience-based theoretical framework that will allow managers to understand and respond to the complexity and uncertainty inherent in all LEPs. In addition to managers and scholars of large-scale projects, the book will be of interest to those studying the relationship between institutions and strategy, risk management, and corporate governance in general. Contributors Bjorn Andersen, Richard Brealey, Ian Cooper, Serghei Floricel, Michel Habib, Brian Hobbs, Donald R. Lessard, Pascale Michaud, Roger Miller, Xavier Olleros.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/12/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 252
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

List of Tables
List of Figures
The IMEC Research Group
The IMEC Research Program
List of Abbreviations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Public Goods and Private Strategies: Making Sense of Project Performance
Transformations in Arrangements for Shaping and Delivering Engineering Projects
Mapping and Facing the Landscape of Risks
Project Shaping as a Competitive Advantage
Strategic Systems and Templates
Building Governability into Project Structures
Transforming Institutions
The Financing of Large Engineering Projects
Partnering Alliances for Project Design and Execution
Rising to the Challenge of Evolving High-Stakes Games
Short Description of the Sixty Projects Studied in the IMEC Program
Attendees at the IMEC Forums in Montreal, Poitiers, and James Bay
References
Index