Bent Flyvbjerg: Power and project management an appreciation

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International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 2008, 1 (3), pp. 428 - 431
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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a critique of Bent Flyybjerg's work that has high relevance to the project management (PM) literature. Design/methodology/approach The paper takes the form of a narrative with argument and analysis. Findings The paper challenges readers, PM academics and practitioners to view PM with a political perspective. This paper was delivered at the ICAN 2007 Conference (which is the focus of this issue), which was entitled Mission Control: Power, Knowledge and Collaboration in Project Practice. Originality/value This paper triggers and sustains the debate about the influence of power and its unintended consequences that may affect projects. The review raises PM issues worthy of consideration that are often neglected.
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