Megaprojects as Games of Innovation
The Oxford Handbook of Megaproject Management edited by Bent Flyvbjerg, 2016
24 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2016
Date Written: January 29, 2016
Megaprojects (MPs) are intricate solutions shaped over many years to fit specific contexts and market needs. This chapter focuses on MPs as games of innovation where sponsors, experts, and potentially opposing stakeholders interact to shape opportunities into projects, and to design and deliver these projects. Each project calls for multiple innovative choices over time in the face of foreseeable and emerging issues, in a design tradespace that reflects multiple dimensions of value. Keeping these trade-offs alive over the life of the project requires that sponsors and experts master the inherent complexity of megaprojects and develop architectures and processes that deliver with requisite complexity.
Keywords: Megaprojects (MPs), large engineering projects (LEPs), games of innovation, shaping, design tradespace, dynamic capabilities, integrative capabilities, complexity
JEL Classification: D81, D82, D83, H54, R42
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