Online from: 2008
Subject Area: Management Science/Management Studies
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|Title:||Bent Flyvbjerg: power and project management – an appreciation|
|Author(s):||Stewart Clegg, (Centre for Management and Organization Studies, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)|
|Citation:||Stewart Clegg, (2008) "Bent Flyvbjerg: power and project management – an appreciation", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 1 Iss: 3, pp.428 - 431|
|Keywords:||Project management, Town planning, Urban regions|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/17538370810883855 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
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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