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Terry Williams

Director of the Risk Institute


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.

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). Pennsylvania, USA: 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.

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. Sunnev├ąg (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.

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.

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.