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Decision-Making on Mega-Projects

Edited by Hugo Priemus, Bent Flyvbjerg and Bert van Wee

in Books from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: This book enlarges the understanding of decision-making on mega-projects and suggest recommendations for a more effective, efficient and democratic approach. Authors from different scientific disciplines address various aspects of the decision-making process, such as management characteristics and cost–benefit analysis, planning and innovation and competition and institutions. The subject matter is highly diverse, but certain questions remain at the forefront. For example, how do we deal with protracted preparation processes, how do we tackle risks and uncertainties, and how can we best divide the risks and responsibilities among the private and public players throughout the different phases of the project?

Keywords: Business and Management; Development Studies; Economics and Finance; Environment; Urban and Regional Studies (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
ISBN: 9781845427375
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Introduction: Scope of the Book Downloads
Hugo Priemus, Bent Flyvbjerg and Bert van Wee
Ch 2 Management Characteristics of Mega-Projects Downloads
Hans de Bruijn and Martijn Leijten
Ch 3 Ex-ante Evaluation of Mega-Projects: Methodological Issues and Cost–Benefit Analysis Downloads
Bert van Wee and Lóránt A. Tavasszy
Ch 4 Cost–Benefit Analysis and the Wider Economic Benefits from Mega- Projects Downloads
Roger Vickerman
Ch 5 Mega-Projects and Contested Information Downloads
Hans de Bruijn and Martijn Leijten
Ch 6 How to Improve the Early Stages of Decision-making on Mega-Projects? Downloads
Hugo Priemus
Ch 7 Public Planning of Mega-Projects: Overestimation of Demand and Underestimation of Costs Downloads
Bent Flyvbjerg
Ch 8 Evolving Strategy: Risk Management and the Shaping of Mega-Projects Downloads
Roger Miller and Donald R. Lessard
Ch 9 How to Overcome Major Weaknesses in Mega-Projects? The Norwegian Approach Downloads
Knut Samset
Ch 10 Public–Private Partnership and Mega-Projects Downloads
Joop Koppenjan
Ch 11 Innovations in the Planning of Mega-Projects Downloads
Werner Rothengatter
Ch 12 The Cost of the Technological Sublime: Daring Ingenuity and the New San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge Downloads
Karen Trapenberg Frick
Ch 13 Provision and Management of Dedicated Railway Systems: How to Arrange Competition Downloads
Didier van de Velde and Ernst F. ten Heuvelhof
Ch 14 Rail Infrastructure at Major European Hub Airports: The Role of Institutional Settings Downloads
Moshe Givoni and Piet Rietveld
Ch 15 Drawing Institutional Lessons Across Countries on Making Transport Infrastructure Policy Downloads
W. Martin de Jong

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