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Systemic risk in major public contracts (2018)
Journal Article
Bloomfield, K., Williams, T., Bovis, C., & Merali, Y. (2018). Systemic risk in major public contracts. International Journal of Forecasting, doi: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

Organizational ambidexterity: a critical review and development of a project focused definition (2018)
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Petro, Y., Ojiako, U., Williams, T., & Marshall, A. (in press). Organizational ambidexterity: a critical review and development of a project focused definition. Journal of management in engineering,

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

A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes (2018)
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Chipulu, M., Ojiako, U., Marshall, A., Williams, T., Bititci, U., Mota, C., …Stamati, T. (in press). A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes. Production planning & control,

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

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). doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.03.008. ISSN 0263-7863

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). doi:10.1002/pmj.21558. ISSN 8756-9728

© 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. doi: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

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. doi: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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Williams, T., & Ghiami, Y. (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

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). doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.02.002. ISSN 0263-7863

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

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. doi: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

Managing the social trajectory: a practice perspective on project management (2012)
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O'Leary, T., & Williams, T. (2013). Managing the social trajectory: a practice perspective on project management. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60(3), 566-580. doi:10.1109/tem.2012.2228206

This paper responds to recent calls to extend the theoretical perspectives taken on the important organizational activity of managing projects, based on a deeper understanding of the reality of their day-to-day social practice. Drawing on theoretical... Read More

How do organizations learn lessons from projects—And do they? (2008)
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Williams, T. (2008). How do organizations learn lessons from projects—And do they?. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 55(2), 248-266. doi:10.1109/TEM.2007.912920

The need to learn from one project to the next is clearly of vital importance, but is often neglected. Furthermore, there are fundamental issues within projects that inhibit such learning, such as the temporary nature of project organizations and the... Read More

Building confidence in models for multiple audiences: the modelling cascade (2008)
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Howick, S., Eden, C., Ackermann, F., & Williams, T. (2008). Building confidence in models for multiple audiences: the modelling cascade. European journal of operational research, 186(3), (1068-1083). doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2007.02.027. ISSN 0377-2217

This paper reports on a model building process developed to enable multiple audiences, particularly non-experts, to appreciate the validity of the models being built and their outcomes. The process is a four stage reversible cascade. This cascade pro... Read More