This study aims to analyze the difficulties observed in the management of three hydroelectric turbine projects developed by a large multinational company in the metal-mechanic segment, identifying those most critical.
Through a bibliographic search, difficulties throughout project management were identified. These difficulties were used as a research protocol to carry out three case studies in a hydroelectric turbine manufacturer. The projects selection aimed to contemplate different characteristics to encompass the diversity of their typologies. Data were analyzed through content analysis technique and the difficulties were ordered via Grey Relational Analysis (GRA).
Qualitative data analysis provided specific insights regarding the characteristics of each project. When analyzing the difficulties of hydroelectric turbine projects management via GRA, it is observed that those difficulties most evidenced were related to integration and communication, suppliers management and objectives definition.
The main contribution of this research lies in the sector under analysis. The literature about hydroelectric turbine projects is scarce. In addition, no similar studies were found in the literature.
Apreliminary and summarized version of this article was presented in Portuguese at the VIII SIGEP, a Brazilian event. The version presented here corresponds to an expanded version, including new information and analysis.
This work was supported by the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) under Grants 307536/2018-1 and 305442/2018-0; and by Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - Brasil (CAPES) - Finance Code 001, under process 88887.464433/2019-00; the Universidade do Estado do Pará (UEPA) under Grant 626/18.
Noggerini, L.N., Martins, V.W.B., Rampasso, I.S., Quelhas, O.L.G., Leal Filho, W. and Anholon, R. (2022), "Difficulties observed in hydroelectric turbine projects management: evidence from case studies", Kybernetes, Vol. 51 No. 12, pp. 3470-3486. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-03-2021-0179
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