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Megaproject Management

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Embrace Complexity and Sustainability

Editors: Favari, Edoardo, Cantoni, Franca (Eds.)

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  • Foreword by Prof. Donald Roy Lessard 

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The book investigates the various aspects characterizing Megaprojects from numerous perspectives and by integrating different disciplines: engineering, economics, business organization, human resource management, law, etc. It represents the first output of MeRIT (the Megaproject Research Interdisciplinary Team), and focuses on the intrinsic and unavoidable complexity of Megaprojects. The chapters have intentionally not been standardized, and humanistic topics are not separated from technical ones: this way of reading and interpreting Megaprojects through the cross-pollination of various disciplines reflects the MeRIT approach.
Addressing the complexity involved in Megaprojects requires the use of a hermeneutic circle of sorts: understanding the project as a whole is achieved by referring to the specific parts, while each part can only be understood in relation to the whole. This circular approach appears to be the only one applicable to Megaprojects: no final destination, no final synthesis can be achieved.
This volume consists of eight chapters written by researchers in law, economics, sociology, business organization, engineering, architecture and landscaping. The topics covered will be relevant to researchers, practitioners involved in the development of Megaprojects, and policymakers at the EU level.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Megaprojects. A Special Eye on Sustainability to Overcome the “Iron Law”

    Pages 1-13

    Cantoni, Franca (et al.)

  • Sustainability in (Mega)Project Management—A Business Case for Project Sustainability

    Pages 15-26

    Favari, Edoardo

  • Management for Stakeholders Approach for a Socially Sustainable Governance of Megaprojects

    Pages 27-41

    Barabaschi, Barbara

  • The Economics of Mega-projects

    Pages 43-54

    Platoni, Silvia (et al.)

  • Using Real Options to Value Two Key Merits of Small Modular Reactors

    Pages 55-70

    Locatelli, Giorgio (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Megaproject Management
Book Subtitle
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Embrace Complexity and Sustainability
Editors
  • Edoardo Favari
  • Franca Cantoni
Series Title
PoliMI SpringerBriefs
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39354-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39354-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-39353-3
Series ISSN
2282-2577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 124
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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