Tag: Project Management and Organization

Achieving Satisfaction When Implementing PPP Transportation Infrastructure Projects: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis Of The A15 Highway DBFM Project

This article investigates how managers in public-private partnership (PPP) projects respond to social or physical events during the implementation of their projects, and which of their responses produce satisfactory outcomes. Multi-value Qualitative Comparative Analysis (mvQCA) was used to examine the events that took place during a large Dutch Design, Build, Finance and Maintain (DBFM) transportation …

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Managing Unplanned Events In Large Infrastructure Projects: Results From An In-Depth Comparative Case Evaluation

This contribution intends to move beyond the truism that infrastructure project management is contextual and evaluates which configurations of management actions and contexts produce what outcomes. Therefore, we introduce multi-value Qualitative Comparative Analysis (mvQCA) as a complexity-informed method, and apply it to the Dutch A2 Maastricht infrastructure project. An analysis of eighteen cases within the project showed that context is …

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Institutional Interventions In Complex Urban Systems: Coping With Boundary Issues In Urban Planning Projects

Urban planning projects are planned and organized through arrangements between actors. These arrangements are institutional interventions: they intervene in the institutional landscape as existing organizational boundaries are (temporarily) redrawn. Such boundary decisions are intended to simplify complexity. However, these boundary decisions also produce new complexities as new boundary issues arise. Our contribution investigates these boundary …

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Management As System Synchronization: The Case Of The Dutch A2 Passageway Maastricht Project

In order to deal with complexity, both in science and practice the importance of flexibility and adaptiveness in the design and management of human activity systems is stressed. However, existing frameworks of procedures, practices and rules often require strict planning, design and implementation. These requirements seem to be at loggerheads with one another. In this publication I take …

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