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Terry Williams

Director of the Risk 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). 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.

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.