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A cross-national comparison of public project benefits management practices – The effectiveness of benefits management frameworks in application (2019)
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Williams, T., Vo, H., Bourne, M., Bourne, P., Cooke- Davies, T., Kirkham, R., …Valette, J. (in press). A cross-national comparison of public project benefits management practices – The effectiveness of benefits management frameworks in application. Production planning & control,

Benefits are the principal reason why an organisation may seek to enact change through programmes and projects. The discipline of identification, definition, planning, tracking and realisation of benefits is recognised to be instrumental in achieving... Read More

Organizational ambidexterity: using project portfolio management to support project-level ambidexterity (2019)
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Petro, Y., Ojiako, U., Williams, T., & Marshall, A. (in press). Organizational ambidexterity: using project portfolio management to support project-level ambidexterity. Production planning & control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1630683

The aim of this study is to assess the ability of project portfolio management practices to support the pursuit of ambidexterity at the project level through engagement with specific dimensions and mechanisms. The focus is on examining the operating/... Read More

A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes (2019)
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Chipulu, M., Ojiako, U., Marshall, A., Williams, T., Bititci, U., Mota, C., …Stamati, T. (2019). A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes. Production planning & control, 30(13), 1072-1090. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1567859

Driven by an interest in developing a deeper understanding of stakeholder interests, this study undertakes a dimensional analysis of how different stakeholders assess project outcomes. Most importantly, in our analysis, we take into consideration the... Read More

The front-end of projects: A systematic literature review and structuring (2019)
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Williams, T., Vo, H., Samset, K., & Edkins, A. (in press). The front-end of projects: A systematic literature review and structuring. Production planning & control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1594429

This paper summarises the results of a comprehensive systematic literature survey on the front-end of a project, commissioned by the Project Management Institute. The dedicated literature on the front-end is sparse: although the front-end has been sh... Read More

Organizational ambidexterity: a critical review and development of a project focused definition (2019)
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Petro, Y., Ojiako, U., Williams, T., & Marshall, A. (2019). Organizational ambidexterity: a critical review and development of a project focused definition. Journal of management in engineering, 35(3), https://doi.org/10.1061...%29ME.1943-5479.0000685

The objective of this paper is to explore a project-focused understanding of contemporary organisational ambidexterity literature. As part of this process, a taxonomical analysis of the elements and components of the concept of organisational ambidex... Read More

Systemic risk in major public contracts (2018)
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Bloomfield, K., Williams, T., Bovis, C., & Merali, Y. (2019). Systemic risk in major public contracts. International Journal of Forecasting, 35(2), 667-676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2018.10.005

This paper presents a novel approach to the characterisation of “systemic risk” in the context of public sector procurement and contracting. We argue that contemporary risk management practices in project and programme management exhibit a number of... Read More

An examination of the ‘rule of law’ and ‘justice’ implications in Online Dispute Resolution in construction projects (2017)
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Ojiako, U., Chipulu, M., Marshall, A., & Williams, T. (2018). An examination of the ‘rule of law’ and ‘justice’ implications in Online Dispute Resolution in construction projects. International journal of project management, 36(2), (301-316). doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2017.10.002. ISSN 0263-7863

This paper examines the ‘rule of law’ and ‘justice’ implications of using Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platforms as technology-mediated interfaces for small claim dispute resolution in construction projects. Data is obtained from a questionnaire s... Read More

The nature of risk in complex projects (2017)
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Williams, T. (2017). The nature of risk in complex projects. Project management journal, 48(4), 55-66

Risk analysis is important for complex projects. However, systemicity makes evaluating risk in real projects difficult. Looking at the causal structure of risks is a start. But causal chains need to include management actions, motivations of project... Read More

Taming the ‘trolls’ : major public projects in the making (2016)
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Klakegg, O. J., Williams, T., & Shiferaw, A. T. (2016). Taming the ‘trolls’ : major public projects in the making. International journal of project management, 34(2), 282-296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.03.008

Major projects are not yet sufficiently understood, and practices in project governance and project management do not yet reflect the current state of knowledge of large, complex projects. In an attempt to understand the reasons, the authors therefor... Read More

Identifying Success Factors in Construction Projects: A Case Study (2015)
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Williams, T. (2016). Identifying Success Factors in Construction Projects: A Case Study. Project management journal, 47(1), 97-112. https://doi.org/10.1002/pmj.21558

© 2015 by the Project Management Institute. Published online in Wiley Online Library. Defining "project success" has been of interest for many years, and recent developments combine multiple measurable and psychosocial factors that add to this defini... Read More

Building cultural intelligence: insights from project management job advertisements (2015)
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Chipulu, M., Ojiako, U., Marshall, A., Williams, T., Neoh, J. G., Mota, C., & Shou, Y. (2016). Building cultural intelligence: insights from project management job advertisements. Production planning & control, 27(3), 133-147. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2015.1083623

This paper examines how organisations that conduct worldwide recruitment of project management professionals can derive insight from the cultural preferences stated within project management job advertisements. Drawing on project management practitio... Read More

Entrepreneurship skills: literature and policy review (2015)
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Snowden, N., Johnson, S., Mukhuty, S., Fletcher, B., & Williams, T. (2015). Entrepreneurship skills: literature and policy review. Department of Business, Innovation & Skills

BIS research paper no. 236

Project management learning: a comparative study between engineering students’ experiences in South Africa and the United Kingdom (2015)
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Ojiako, U., Chipulu, M., Marshall, A., Ashleigh, M. J., & Williams, T. (2015). Project management learning: a comparative study between engineering students’ experiences in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Project management journal, 46(4), 47-62. https://doi.org/10.1002/pmj.21510

This study explores how engineering students studying project management perceive their learning experiences. To facilitate an understanding of the constituent components of engineering students’ experiences, and to understand how these experiences i... Read More

Heterogeneity and perception congruence of project outcomes (2015)
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Ojiako, U., Chipulu, M., Marshall, A., Ashleigh, M., Maguire, S., Williams, T., & Obokoh, L. (2015). Heterogeneity and perception congruence of project outcomes. Production planning & control, 26(11), 858-873. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2014.994684

This study examines the impact of project manager and practitioner heterogeneity on congruent perceptions of the outcome of service operations projects. More specifically, the study focuses on congruence in the formation and subsequently revision of... Read More

A two-echelon production-inventory model for deteriorating items with multiple buyers (2015)
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Ghiami, Y., & Williams, T. (2015). A two-echelon production-inventory model for deteriorating items with multiple buyers. International journal of production economics, 159(January), (233-240). doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2014.09.017. ISSN 0925-5273

In a production-inventory system, the manufacturer produces the items at a rate, e.g. R, dispatches the order quantities to the customers in specific intervals and stores the excess inventory for subsequent deliveries. Therefore each inventory cycle... Read More

What is best value in public sector building construction? (2014)
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Ojiako, U., Park, J. H., Williams, T., Marshall, A., & Chipulu, M. (2014). What is best value in public sector building construction?. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Management, procurement, and law, 167(5), 209-219. https://doi.org/10.1680/mpal.13.00026

Although the lowest bid procurement philosophy has formed the basis of procurement in public sector building construction, for a long time it has arguably resulted in low-quality construction work. In response, construction stakeholders have sought t... Read More

Practical tool for assessing best value at the procurement stage of public building projects in Korea (2014)
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Park, J., Ojiako, U., Williams, T., Chipulu, M., & Marshall, A. (2015). Practical tool for assessing best value at the procurement stage of public building projects in Korea. Journal of management in engineering, 31(5), doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000337

This paper presents a practical tool for articulating best value criteria during the procurement of public-sector building projects in Korea. Data is obtained from sampling 180 stakeholders drawn mainly from a pool of government construction and proj... Read More

Exploring the impact of cultural values on project performance: The effects of cultural values, age and gender on the perceived importance of project success/failure factors (2014)
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Chipulu, M., Ojiako, U., Gardiner, P., Williams, T., Mota, C., Maguire, S., …Marshall, A. (2014). Exploring the impact of cultural values on project performance: The effects of cultural values, age and gender on the perceived importance of project success/failure factors. International journal of operations & production management, 34(3), 364-389. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-04-2012-0156

Purpose: This study aims to explore the impact of cultural values on the importance individuals assign to project success/failure factors (PSFFs). Design/methodology/approach: Themes emerging from 40 interviews of project practitioners based in Brazi... Read More

Project management learning: key dimensions and saliency from student experiences (2014)
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Ojiako, U., Chipulu, M., Ashleigh, M., & Williams, T. (2014). Project management learning: key dimensions and saliency from student experiences. International journal of project management, 32(8), 1445-1458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.02.002

Drawing upon literature, this study seeks to understand what the key dimensions of student experiences of project management learning are and what saliences students attach to such dimensions. Data is obtained from a sample of management and engineer... Read More

Effect of project role, age and gender differences on the formation and revision of project decision judgements (2013)
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Ojiako, U., Chipulu, M., Gardiner, P., Williams, T., Mota, C., Maguire, S., …Stamati, T. (2014). Effect of project role, age and gender differences on the formation and revision of project decision judgements. International journal of project management, 32(4), 556-567. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2013.09.001

In this study, the authors examine how demographic variables such as project role, age and gender moderate the formation and revision of explicit decision judgements in a project by practitioners over the lifecycle of that project. Understanding the... Read More