Large Transport Infrastructure Projects: Improving Institutions and Decision Making

European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 1-4

4 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2013 Last revised: 29 Oct 2013

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Bert van Wee

Delft University of Technology

Bent Flyvbjerg

University of Oxford - Said Business School; IT University of Copenhagen; St Anne's College, University of Oxford

Date Written: March 1, 2010

Abstract

In recent years the subject of decision making on large transport infrastructure projects and related institutional issues have received much attention in the academic and professional literature, partly triggered by the book Megaprojects and Risk (Flyvbjerg et al., 2003). This book shows that for large infrastructure projects cost overruns and demand shortfalls are very common, and that institutional factors play an important role in this being the case. Recent academic contributions include special issues in Environment and Planning B (2007) and Transportation Planning and Technology (2007) and the book 'Decision-making on mega projects. Cost-benefit analysis, planning and innovation' (Priemus et al., 2008).

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van Wee, Bert and Flyvbjerg, Bent, Large Transport Infrastructure Projects: Improving Institutions and Decision Making (March 1, 2010). European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 1-4, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2278228

Bert Van Wee

Delft University of Technology ( email )

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Delft, 2628 CN
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Bent Flyvbjerg (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

Oxford
Great Britain

IT University of Copenhagen ( email )

Copenhagen
Denmark

St Anne's College, University of Oxford ( email )

Oxford
United Kingdom

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