International Journal of Managing Projects in Business: Volume 11 Issue 1


Table of contents - Special Issue: Managing major and mega projects: opening up for new research eras

Guest Editors: Nathalie Drouin

Megaprojects redefined – complexity vs cost and social imperatives

Alexandra Pitsis, Stewart Clegg, Daphne Freeder, Shankar Sankaran, Stephen Burdon

The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview from the literature on how best to define megaprojects in contemporary contexts. There is a need for a definition that…


Increasing project benefits by project opportunity exploitation

Pernille Eskerod, Karyne Ang, Erling S. Andersen

Exploitation of project opportunities may bring more benefits than stipulated in the initial business case, and even stakeholder benefits that nobody thought of at the project…


Megaproject management and leadership: a narrative analysis of life stories – past and present

Shankar Sankaran

The purpose of this paper is to glean leadership lessons of megaproject managers through the life stories of four purposefully selected managers from two contemporary and two…


The governance of major public infrastructure projects: the process of translation

Maude Brunet, Monique Aubry

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the process of translation of an institutionalized governance framework as adapted to a major project in practice. Although…

A methodology based on benchmarking to learn across megaprojects: The case of nuclear decommissioning

Diletta Colette Invernizzi, Giorgio Locatelli, Naomi J. Brookes

The literature lacks a single and universally accepted definition of major and megaprojects: usually, these projects are described as projects with a budget above $1 billion and a…

A fuzzy-based decision support system for ranking the delivery methods of mega projects

Moza Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Yaser E. Hawas, Mohsin Raza, Hamad Aljassmi, Munjed A. Maraqa, Basil Basheerudeen, Mohammad Sherif Mohammad

The purpose of this paper is to present a framework to devise a system for ranking of traditional project delivery methods, regarding their suitability, against the varying levels…

Organizing inter-firm project governance – a contextual model for empirical investigation

Simon von Danwitz

The management of major inter-firm projects requires a coherent, holistic governance framework to be effective. However, most existing models of project governance are limited to…

Evaluating the impact of the land acquisition phase on property owners in megaprojects

Vince Mangioni

The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of the land acquisition phase and site assembly of land for large scale infrastructure road projects and its impact on property…

The hierarchy of public project governance frameworks: An empirical study of principles and practices in Norwegian ministries and agencies

Gro Holst Volden, Bjorn Andersen

The purpose of this paper is to study public project governance frameworks in various ministries and agencies in Norway, following the introduction of such a framework on the…


Linking workplace burnout theories to the project management discipline

Kam Jugdev, Gita Mathur, Christian Cook

Given the demanding and stressful nature of project work, with a view to explore established concepts of burnout within the project management context, the purpose of this paper…

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