Megaproject Policy and Planning: Problems, Causes, Cures

Summary of Dissertation for Higher Doctorate in Science, (Dr. Scient.), Aalborg: Aalborg University, 62 pp.

64 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2013

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Bent Flyvbjerg

University of Oxford - Said Business School

Date Written: February 1, 2007

Abstract

This paper focuses on problems in megaproject policy and planning and their causes and possible cures. After considerations of methodology, the paper first identifies as a main problem in megaproject development pervasive misinformation about the costs, benefits, and risks involved. A consequence of misinformation is cost overruns, benefit shortfalls, and waste.

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Suggested Citation

Flyvbjerg, Bent, Megaproject Policy and Planning: Problems, Causes, Cures (February 1, 2007). Summary of Dissertation for Higher Doctorate in Science, (Dr. Scient.), Aalborg: Aalborg University, 62 pp.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2278265

Bent Flyvbjerg (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

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Oxford, OX1 1HP
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