Megaprojects and Risk: A Conversation with Bent Flyvbjerg

Critical Planning, vol. 11, pp. 51-63, 2004

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Bent Flyvbjerg

University of Oxford - Said Business School

Date Written: June 1, 2004

Abstract

As megaprojects have become ubiquitous, their real benefits and costs have come under increased scrutiny. We interviewed Bent Flyvbjerg, who has extensively studied megaproject development. Flyvbjerg has found systematic problems in the development process: by intentionally misrepresenting information and deliberately disregarding risks, proponents instigate projects that result in fewer benefits and higher costs than promised.

Suggested Citation

Flyvbjerg, Bent, Megaprojects and Risk: A Conversation with Bent Flyvbjerg (June 1, 2004). Critical Planning, vol. 11, pp. 51-63, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2278321

Bent Flyvbjerg (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain

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