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Governance Matters: Identifying and making sense of the antecedents to project-blowouts

Funding: 2009: $150,000
2010: $135,000
2011: $135,000

Project Member(s): Sankaran, S., Clegg, S.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)

Start year: 2009

Summary: Approximately 90% of projects fail. The proposal brings together leading researchers, private and public organizations from across a number of industries to provide a unique and comprehensive analysis of the array of governance structures and systems that impact on project blow-out. It will have both national and international significance because it will address the factors that increase the likelihood of project blow-outs. The outcomes will include a model for improving practice in the management of complex projects, as well as nationally and internationally recognized research outcomes in project excellence that advance academic, professional association and practitioner theory and practice.'',


Biesenthal, CE & Sankaran, S 2016, 'The pragmatic nature of governance in megaprojects'.
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Pitsis, TS, Sankaran, SHANKAR, Gudergan, S & Clegg, S 2014, 'Governing projects under complexity: theory and practice in project management', International Journal of Project Management, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 1285-1290.
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Keywords: project management, public private partnerships, project performance, governance,

FOR Codes: Business and Management not elsewhere classified, Policy and Administration not elsewhere classified, Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis, Management and productivity issues not elsewhere classified, Management, Public services management, Organisational Planning and Management, Public Sector Productivity