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The front-end of projects: A systematic literature review and structuring (2019)
Journal Article
Williams, T., Vo, H., Knut, S., & Andrew, E. (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

Systemic risk in major public contracts (2018)
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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

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

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). 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

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

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. doi: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

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