Megaprojects Redefined – Complexity Versus Cost – and Social Imperatives

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International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 2018, 11 (1), pp. 7 - 34
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The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview from the literature on how best to define megaprojects in contemporary contexts. There is a need for a definition that encompasses a complex matrix of characteristics, inclusive of positive and negative aspects, which are not necessarily industry or sector specific.Whilstmegaprojectshaveoftenbeendescribedanddefinedintermsofcost,they are more accurately delineated by their convolutions. Intricacies arise from political intrigues surrounding funding of such projects and managing and governing complex social and organizational relations.Points for future research are also identified.
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