Machiavellian megaprojects

Flyvbjerg, Bent (2005) Machiavellian megaprojects. Antipode, 37 (1). pp. 18-22.

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Abstract

Some years ago I was threatened by a high-ranking government official as I was beginning research on cost overrun in large public works projects. The official told me in no uncertain terms that if I came up with results that reflected badly on his government and its projects he would personally make sure that my research funds dried up. I replied that he had just demonstrated that research must be done and was likely to produce interesting results. The results are now being published and if the official walks his talk, I will never receive another research grant.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Megaprojects; architecture; regional planning; construction; forecasting
Subject(s): Project management
Centre: BT Centre for Major Programme Management
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2011 10:43
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:05
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/739

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