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Benefits realisation: case studies in public major project delivery with recommendations for practice (2023)
Journal Article
Williams, T., Vo, H., Bourne, M., Bourne, P., Kirkham, R., Masterton, G., …Toczycka, C. (in press). Benefits realisation: case studies in public major project delivery with recommendations for practice. Production planning & control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2023.2256287

Public projects are enablers of policy and are often framed within a political context characterised by the unpredictable, emergent, ambiguous and contextual; this creates tensions around conceptualisations of project performance and project success.... Read More about Benefits realisation: case studies in public major project delivery with recommendations for practice.

Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS): The last 40 years (2023)
Journal Article
Salhi, S., Rand, G., Hough, J., Ranyard, J., Williams, T., Wilson, J., Archibald, T. W., Crook, J., Boylan, J., Kunc, M. H., & Zhang, Z. G. (2023). Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS): The last 40 years. Journal of the Operational Research Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2023.2244352

As the 75th anniversary of the Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS) is celebrated, the opportunity is taken here for previous and current editors of the last 40 volumes to reflect on their experience. This is a companion paper to one wr... Read More about Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS): The last 40 years.

Assessing the Welfare of Technicians during Transits to Offshore Wind Farms (2023)
Journal Article
Uzuegbunam, T. D., Forster, R., & Williams, T. (2023). Assessing the Welfare of Technicians during Transits to Offshore Wind Farms. Vibration, 6(2), 434-448. https://doi.org/10.3390/vibration6020027

Available decision-support tools rarely account for the welfare of technicians in maintenance scheduling for offshore wind farms. This creates uncertainties, especially since current operational limits might make a wind farm accessible but the vibrat... Read More about Assessing the Welfare of Technicians during Transits to Offshore Wind Farms.

Conclusions (2022)
Book Chapter
Williams, T. M. (2022). Conclusions. In T. M. Williams, K. Samset, & G. Holst Volden (Eds.), The Front-end of Large Public Projects: Paradoxes and Ways Ahead (191-204). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003257172-8

Projects are the key organisational form used to deliver transformational policy change and build new systems in the public sector. Traditional thinking has looked at the project as an exercise to carry out a defined task in a specific time, at a spe... Read More about Conclusions.

Project success (2022)
Book Chapter
Williams, T. M. (2022). Project success. In T. M. Williams, K. Samset, & G. Holst Volden (Eds.), The Front-end of Large Public Projects: Paradoxes and Ways Ahead (10-42). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003257172-2

This chapter looks at the academic background to this question, dividing the idea of success into strategic and tactical success. It looks at the various paradoxes that accompany major public projects as criteria for success are developed. The combin... Read More about Project success.

The Front-end of Large Public Projects: Paradoxes and Ways Ahead (2022)
Book
Williams, T., Samset, K., & Holst Volden, G. (Eds.). (2022). The Front-end of Large Public Projects: Paradoxes and Ways Ahead. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003257172

Large public projects represent major complex investment and whilst there has been much written about how to develop, manage and deliver such projects, practice still does not match up with expectations. In this book, researchers from the Norwegian C... Read More about The Front-end of Large Public Projects: Paradoxes and Ways Ahead.

SPOWTT: Improving the Safety and Productivity of Offshore Wind Technician Transit (2021)
Journal Article
Earle, F., Huddlestone, J., Williams, T., Stock-Williams, C., van der Mijle-Meijer, H., de Vries, L., …Moore, G. (in press). SPOWTT: Improving the Safety and Productivity of Offshore Wind Technician Transit. Wind energy, https://doi.org/10.1002/we.2647

This paper describes the SPOWTT project. The intention of this project was to understand how sailing by crew transfer vessel (CTVs) to offshore wind farms affects the mental and physical wellbeing of individuals on board. The focus was on quantifying... Read More about SPOWTT: Improving the Safety and Productivity of Offshore Wind Technician Transit.

The impact of project portfolio management practices on the relationship between organizational ambidexterity and project performance success (2021)
Journal Article
Ojiako, U., Petro, Y., Marshall, A., & Williams, T. (in press). The impact of project portfolio management practices on the relationship between organizational ambidexterity and project performance success. Production planning & control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2021.1909168

Some studies suggest that organizational ambidexterity is best orchestrated through individual projects. However, stand-alone individual projects are relatively limited in scope, while suffering from susceptibilities to horizontal and vertical segmen... Read More about The impact of project portfolio management practices on the relationship between organizational ambidexterity and project performance success.

An empirical study of assurance in the UK government major projects portfolio: from data to recommendations, to action or inaction (2021)
Journal Article
Vo, H., Kirkham, R., Williams, T. M., Howells, A., Forster, R., & Cooke-Davies, T. (2021). An empirical study of assurance in the UK government major projects portfolio: from data to recommendations, to action or inaction. International journal of managing projects in business, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-10-2019-0242

© 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited. Purpose: Effective and robust governance of major projects and programmes in the public sector is crucial to the accountability of the state and the transparency of state spending. The theoretical discourse on gove... Read More about An empirical study of assurance in the UK government major projects portfolio: from data to recommendations, to action or inaction.

Managing strategic resources in petroleum industry projects (2020)
Journal Article
Al-Hanshi, M., Ojiako, U., & Williams, T. (in press). Managing strategic resources in petroleum industry projects. Production planning & control, https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1843081

This paper seeks to explore how strategic resources in petroleum industry projects are to be best managed and exploited in order to deliver enhanced project performance and sustained business competitiveness. Framed upon the Resource-Based View (‘RBV... Read More about Managing strategic resources in petroleum industry projects.

A cross-national comparison of public project benefits management practices–the effectiveness of benefits management frameworks in application (2020)
Journal Article
Cooke-Davies, T., Williams, T., Vo, H., Bourne, M., Bourne, P., Cooke- Davies, T., Kirkham, R., Masterton, G., Quattrone, P., & Valette, J. (2020). A cross-national comparison of public project benefits management practices–the effectiveness of benefits management frameworks in application. Production planning & control, 31(8), 644-659. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1668980

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Benefits are the principal reason why an organization may seek to enact change through programmes and projects. The discipline of identification, definition, planning, tracking a... Read More about A cross-national comparison of public project benefits management practices–the effectiveness of benefits management frameworks in application.

An operations readiness typology for mitigating against transitional ‘disastrous openings’ of airport infrastructure projects (2020)
Journal Article
Al-Mazrouie, J. R., Ojiako, U., Williams, T., Chipulu, M., & Marshall, A. (2021). An operations readiness typology for mitigating against transitional ‘disastrous openings’ of airport infrastructure projects. Production planning & control, 32(4), 283-302. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2020.1730997

© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This article seeks to highlight the essential readiness factors commonly engaged to prevent ‘disastrous openings’ of complex multi-stakeholder infrastructure projects. To identify these... Read More about An operations readiness typology for mitigating against transitional ‘disastrous openings’ of airport infrastructure projects.

Learning in and from projects: the learning modes and a learning capability model (2019)
Journal Article
Eltigani, A., Gardiner, P., Kirkham, R., Williams, T., Ou, L., & Calabrese, A. (2020). Learning in and from projects: the learning modes and a learning capability model. Production planning & control, 31(10), 786-798. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1690175

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The notion of ‘project delivery’ is well embedded in and across the management and organizational sciences literature–generating a narrative that reflects and recognizes the inst... Read More about Learning in and from projects: the learning modes and a learning capability model.

Organizational ambidexterity: using project portfolio management to support project-level ambidexterity (2019)
Journal Article
Petro, Y., Ojiako, U., Williams, T., & Marshall, A. (2020). Organizational ambidexterity: using project portfolio management to support project-level ambidexterity. Production planning & control, 31(4), 287-307. 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 about Organizational ambidexterity: using project portfolio management to support project-level ambidexterity.

A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes (2019)
Journal Article
Chipulu, M., Ojiako, U., Marshall, A., Williams, T., Bititci, U., Mota, C., Shou, Y., Thomas, A., El Dirani, A., Maguire, S., & 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

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Driven by an interest in developing a deeper understanding of stakeholder interests, this study undertakes a dimensional analysis of how different stakeholders assess project out... Read More about A dimensional analysis of stakeholder assessment of project outcomes.

The front-end of projects: a systematic literature review and structuring (2019)
Journal Article
Williams, T., Vo, H., Samset, K., & Edkins, A. (2019). The front-end of projects: a systematic literature review and structuring. Production planning & control, 30(14), 1137-1169. https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2019.1594429

© 2019, © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This paper summarizes the results of a comprehensive systematic literature survey on the front-end of a project, commissioned by the Project Management Institute. The dedicated l... Read More about The front-end of projects: a systematic literature review and structuring.

Organizational ambidexterity: a critical review and development of a project focused definition (2019)
Journal Article
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/%28ASCE%29ME.1943-5479.0000685

The objective of this paper is to explore a project-focused understanding of contemporary organizational ambidexterity literature. As part of this process, a taxonomical analysis of the elements and components of the concept of organizational ambidex... Read More about Organizational ambidexterity: a critical review and development of a project focused definition.

Systemic risk in major public contracts (2018)
Journal Article
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 about Systemic risk in major public contracts.

Evolutionary Learning in Strategy-Project Systems (2018)
Book
Gardiner, P., Eltigani, A., Williams, T., Kirkham, R., Ou, L., Calabrese, A., & Söderlund, J. (2018). Evolutionary Learning in Strategy-Project Systems. Project Management Institute

An examination of the ‘rule of law’ and ‘justice’ implications in Online Dispute Resolution in construction projects (2017)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2017.10.002

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 about An examination of the ‘rule of law’ and ‘justice’ implications in Online Dispute Resolution in construction projects.

The nature of risk in complex projects (2017)
Journal Article
Williams, T. (2017). The nature of risk in complex projects. Project management journal, 48(4), 55-66. https://doi.org/10.1177/875697281704800405

© 2017 Project Management Institute, Inc. 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 m... Read More about The nature of risk in complex projects.

Project complexity for the uninitiated (2016)
Book Chapter
Gul, S., & Williams, T. (2016). Project complexity for the uninitiated. In Y. Raydugin (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Leveraging Risk and Uncertainties for Effective Project Management (202-219). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1790-0.ch010

© 2017, IGI Global. Complexity is a difficult concept to grasp. This chapter aims to provide a quick but thorough overview of the field of complexity for those project professionals and researchers who are interested in working with complex systems.... Read More about Project complexity for the uninitiated.

Taming the ‘trolls’ : major public projects in the making (2016)
Journal Article
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 about Taming the ‘trolls’ : major public projects in the making.

Identifying Success Factors in Construction Projects: A Case Study (2015)
Journal Article
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 about Identifying Success Factors in Construction Projects: A Case Study.

Building cultural intelligence: insights from project management job advertisements (2015)
Journal Article
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 about Building cultural intelligence: insights from project management job advertisements.

Entrepreneurship skills: literature and policy review (2015)
Report
Snowden, N., Johnson, S., Mukhuty, S., Fletcher, B., & Williams, T. (2015). Entrepreneurship skills: literature and policy review. London: 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)
Journal Article
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 about Project management learning: a comparative study between engineering students’ experiences in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Heterogeneity and perception congruence of project outcomes (2015)
Journal Article
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 about Heterogeneity and perception congruence of project outcomes.

A two-echelon production-inventory model for deteriorating items with multiple buyers (2015)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2014.09.017

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 about A two-echelon production-inventory model for deteriorating items with multiple buyers.

What is best value in public sector building construction? (2014)
Journal Article
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 about What is best value in public sector building construction?.

Practical tool for assessing best value at the procurement stage of public building projects in Korea (2014)
Journal Article
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), https://doi.org/10.1061/%28ASCE%29ME.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 about Practical tool for assessing best value at the procurement stage of public building projects in Korea.

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)
Journal Article
Chipulu, M., Ojiako, U., Gardiner, P., Williams, T., Mota, C., Maguire, S., Shou, Y., Stamati, T., & 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 about 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.

Project management learning: key dimensions and saliency from student experiences (2014)
Journal Article
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 about Project management learning: key dimensions and saliency from student experiences.

Effect of project role, age and gender differences on the formation and revision of project decision judgements (2013)
Journal Article
Ojiako, U., Chipulu, M., Gardiner, P., Williams, T., Mota, C., Maguire, S., Shou, Y., & 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 about Effect of project role, age and gender differences on the formation and revision of project decision judgements.

A two-echelon inventory model for a deteriorating item with stock-dependent demand, partial backlogging and capacity constraints (2013)
Journal Article
Ghiami, Y., Williams, T., & Wu, Y. (2013). A two-echelon inventory model for a deteriorating item with stock-dependent demand, partial backlogging and capacity constraints. European journal of operational research, 231(3), 587-597. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2013.06.015

This study investigates a two-echelon supply chain model for deteriorating inventory in which the retailer's warehouse has a limited capacity. The system includes one wholesaler and one retailer and aims to minimise the total cost. The demand rate in... Read More about A two-echelon inventory model for a deteriorating item with stock-dependent demand, partial backlogging and capacity constraints.

Managing the social trajectory: a practice perspective on project management (2012)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/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 about Managing the social trajectory: a practice perspective on project management.

Project Governance: Getting Investments Right (2012)
Book
Williams, T. M., & Samset, K. (Eds.). (2012). Project Governance: Getting Investments Right. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137274618

Provides essential insight into what it takes to turn an initial idea into a project with successful outcome in the long term. Fills a gap in current literature on project management and is thoroughly grounded in the latest research in this field.

A multidimensional analysis of project manager competences (2012)
Journal Article
Chipulu, M., Neoh, J. G., Ojiako, U., & Williams, T. (2012). A multidimensional analysis of project manager competences. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60(3), 506-517. https://doi.org/10.1109/TEM.2012.2215330

Projects are important to industry. Project manager (PM) competences are important in project success. Yet, current competence studies largely rely on small-sample, homogenous PM surveys which could suffer from uncontrollable biases and may not be ge... Read More about A multidimensional analysis of project manager competences.

Identifying and acting on early warning signs in complex projects (2012)
Journal Article
Williams, T., Jonny Klakegg, O., Walker, D. H., Andersen, B., & Morten Magnussen, O. (2012). Identifying and acting on early warning signs in complex projects. Project management journal, 43(2), 37-53. https://doi.org/10.1002/pmj.21259

We consider identification of early warning signs (EWS) in projects. Project professionals are not good at detecting or acting on EWS. Barriers that lead to this are identified. The nature of EWS and their detection change with the evolving situation... Read More about Identifying and acting on early warning signs in complex projects.

Issues in front-end decision making on projects (2010)
Journal Article
Williams, T., & Samset, K. (2010). Issues in front-end decision making on projects. Project management journal, 41(2), 38-49. https://doi.org/10.1002/pmj.20160

The importance of the front-end decision-making phase in projects is being increasingly recognized - the need to "do the right project" is on a par with "doing the project right." This area is underrepresented in the literature, but there are a numbe... Read More about Issues in front-end decision making on projects.

An investigation of governance frameworks for public projects in Norway and the UK (2009)
Journal Article
Williams, T., Klakegg, O. J., Magnussen, O. M., & Glasspool, H. (2010). An investigation of governance frameworks for public projects in Norway and the UK. International journal of project management, 28(1), 40-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2009.04.001

This paper describes four case studies which formed a key part of an investigation into public investment project governance frameworks in Norway and the UK. The studies looked at how the embedded governance principles worked out in practice, how the... Read More about An investigation of governance frameworks for public projects in Norway and the UK.

Decisions Made on Scant Information: Overview (2009)
Book Chapter
Williams, T. M. (2009). Decisions Made on Scant Information: Overview. In T. M. Williams, K. Samset, & K. Sunnevåg (Eds.), Making Essential Choices with Scant Information: Front-End Decision Making in Major Projects (3-17). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230236837_1

This chapter brings an overview to an edited book that looks at how decisions can be made at the front-end of major projects, in circumstances where information is usually scant. The book examines how projects can be successfully aligned with the des... Read More about Decisions Made on Scant Information: Overview.

Building confidence in models for multiple audiences: the modelling cascade (2008)
Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2007.02.027

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 about Building confidence in models for multiple audiences: the modelling cascade.

How do organizations learn lessons from projects—And do they? (2008)
Journal Article
Williams, T. (2008). How do organizations learn lessons from projects—And do they?. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 55(2), 248-266. https://doi.org/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 about How do organizations learn lessons from projects—And do they?.

The risk of safety regulation changes in transport development projects (1997)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Williams, T. M. (1997, September). The risk of safety regulation changes in transport development projects. Presented at Proceedings of the IPMA Symposium on Project Management 1997, Helsinki, Finland

© 1997 Taylor & Francis. Changes to safety regulations forms a major risk to large projects. The effects are systemic, so difficult to quantify and usually under-estimated. As well as general lessons about the risk, this paper describes two transpo... Read More about The risk of safety regulation changes in transport development projects.

A classified bibliography of recent research relating to project risk management (1995)
Journal Article
Williams, T. (1995). A classified bibliography of recent research relating to project risk management. European journal of operational research, 85(1), 18-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/0377-2217%2893%29E0363-3

This document contains a bibliography of recent research relating to project risk management, bringing together relevant research scattered across a range of publications. It considers how success or failure can be defined for a project (more than si... Read More about A classified bibliography of recent research relating to project risk management.

E-commerce fulfilment in the Gulf Cooperation Council
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Alotaibi, M., Grant, D., & Williams, T. E-commerce fulfilment in the Gulf Cooperation Council

Paper delivered at the 21st Logistics Research Network annual conference 2016, 7th-9th September 2016, Hull. Abstract: Purpose: This paper reports on an exploratory study of electronic commerce fulfilment (ECF) in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) marke... Read More about E-commerce fulfilment in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Investigating e-fulfilment in Gulf Cooperation Council business-to-consumer markets
Book Chapter
Alotaibi, M., Grant, D., & Williams, T. Investigating e-fulfilment in Gulf Cooperation Council business-to-consumer markets.

Paper presented at 20th ISL, 5th – 8th July 2015, Bologna Italy This paper reports on a literature review and research objective development pertaining to a current PhD research project on electronic commerce (EC), specifically e-fulfilment, in Gulf... Read More about Investigating e-fulfilment in Gulf Cooperation Council business-to-consumer markets.

Electronic commerce e-fulfilment in Gulf Cooperation Council consumer markets
Book Chapter
Alotaibi, M., Grant, D., & Williams, T. Electronic commerce e-fulfilment in Gulf Cooperation Council consumer markets.

Paper originally presented at the 20th Annual Logistics Research Network Conference, 9th to 11th September 2015. This paper reports on an ongoing study investigating electronic commerce fulfilment (ECF) in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets, and... Read More about Electronic commerce e-fulfilment in Gulf Cooperation Council consumer markets.

Capabilities of logistics and ports in the Humber region
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Grant, D., Menachof, D., Williams, T., & Bishop, D. Capabilities of logistics and ports in the Humber region

Paper presented at Logistics Research Network Annual Conference 2014, 3rd-5th September 2014, Huddersfield.