International Handbook on Mega-Projects

International Handbook on Mega-Projects

By: Hugo Priemus (editor), Bert van Wee (editor)Hardback

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This comprehensive and accessible Handbook presents state-of-the-art research on the decision-making processes in the deliverance of mega-projects - large infrastructure projects for the transportation of people and/or goods. The expert contributors explore how decisions are made at different stages in mega-projects and the multi-actor relationships between public and private partners. They evaluate the perspectives and pitfalls in determining the costs and benefits of a mega-project ex-ante, and examine the wider impacts of mega-projects, including issues such as regional growth, energy transition and climate change. Although the focus is on the advanced economies of North America, Europe, and Australia, much of the material is useful for other parts of the world where large transport infrastructure projects are currently underway or will be developed in the coming years. Providing crucial background information for those who want to understand decision-making processes on large transport infrastructure projects, this fascinating Handbook will prove an important source of information for academics, researchers and students in the fields of transport, infrastructure, project management, management science, economic analysis (cost-benefit analysis), public policy, environmental policy and ethics. Practitioners, politicians and policymakers involved in large transport infrastructure projects will also find this book to be an invaluable reference tool.

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Contents: 1. Mega-projects: High Ambitions, Complex Decision-making, Different Actors, Multiple Impacts Hugo Priemus and Bert van Wee PART I: DECISION-MAKING ON MEGA-PROJECTS 2. Strategic and Tactical Performance of Mega-projects - Between Successful Failures and Inefficient Successes Knut Samset 3. The Shaping of Large Engineering Projects Donald R. Lessard and Roger Miller 4. Real-world Decision-making on Mega-projects: Politics, Bias and Strategic Behaviour Martijn Leijten 5. Dealing with the Complexity, Uncertainties and Risk of Mega-projects: Redundancy, Resilience and Adaptivity Hugo Priemus, Marian Bosch-Rekveldt and Mendel Giezen 6. New Public Management and the New Features of Strategic Behaviour Ernst ten Heuvelhof and Martijn Leijten PART II: PUBLIC - PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND MULTI-ACTOR ANALYSIS 7. Public - Private Partnerships in Mega-projects: Successes and Tensions Matti Siemiatycki 8. The Political Economy of Urban Infrastructure Kevin Dwarka and Eran Feitelson 9. Public - Private Partnership in Developing and Governing Mega-projects Graeme Hodge and Carsten Greve 10. Mega-projects in Intermodal Freight Transport: Innovation Adoption Arjan van Binsbergen, Rob Konings, Lori Tavasszy and Ron van Duin 11. Multi-actor and Multi-criteria Analysis in Evaluating Mega-projects Cathy Macharis and Peter Nijkamp PART III: COST - BENEFIT ANALYSIS: EX ANTE EVALUATION OF MEGA-PROJECTS 12. CBA: Ex Ante Evaluation of Mega-projects Bert van Wee and Piet Rietveld 13. The Use of CBA in Decision-making on Mega-projects: Empirical Evidence Jan Anne Annema 14. Long-term Impacts of Mega-projects: The Discount Rate Carl Koopmans and Piet Rietveld 15. Mega-projects' Cost Performance and Lock-in: Problems and Solutions Chantal C. Cantarelli and Bent Flyvbjerg 16. Ethics and the Ex Ante Evaluation of Mega-projects Bert van Wee PART IV: WIDER IMPACTS: REGIONAL GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY 17. The Wider Economic Impacts of Mega-projects in Transport Roger Vickerman 18. Mega-projects: New Challenges to Cope with Climate Change and Energy Transition Jan Anne Annema and Hugo Priemus 19. Road Vehicle Automation: Elephant in the Infrastructure Room Richard Gilbert Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781781002292
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781781002292
  • ISBN10: 1781002290

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