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International Journal of Managing Projects in Business

ISSN: 1753-8378

Online from: 2008

Subject Area: Management Science/Management Studies

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Bent Flyvbjerg: power and project management – an appreciation

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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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