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Megaproject Management

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Embrace Complexity and Sustainability

  • Edoardo Favari
  • Franca Cantoni

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Silvia Platoni, Francesco Timpano
    Pages 43-54
  3. Giorgio Locatelli, Marco Pecoraro, Giovanni Meroni, Mauro Mancini
    Pages 55-70
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 123-124

About this book


The book investigates the various aspects characterizing Megaprojects from numerous perspectives and by integrating different disciplines: engineering, economics, business organization, human resource management, law, etc. It represents the first output of MeRIT (the Megaproject Research Interdisciplinary Team), and focuses on the intrinsic and unavoidable complexity of Megaprojects. The chapters have intentionally not been standardized, and humanistic topics are not separated from technical ones: this way of reading and interpreting Megaprojects through the cross-pollination of various disciplines reflects the MeRIT approach.
Addressing the complexity involved in Megaprojects requires the use of a hermeneutic circle of sorts: understanding the project as a whole is achieved by referring to the specific parts, while each part can only be understood in relation to the whole. This circular approach appears to be the only one applicable to Megaprojects: no final destination, no final synthesis can be achieved.
This volume consists of eight chapters written by researchers in law, economics, sociology, business organization, engineering, architecture and landscaping. The topics covered will be relevant to researchers, practitioners involved in the development of Megaprojects, and policymakers at the EU level.


Megaproject Management Megaproject Sustainability Megaproject Economics decision-making process project sustainability project management stakeholder management Mobility cost-benefit analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Edoardo Favari
    • 1
  • Franca Cantoni
    • 2
  1. 1.PoliPiacenzaPiacenzaItaly
  2. 2.DISESCatholic University of the Sacred HeartPiacenzaItaly

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