We are immensely proud to announce the publication of our latest research paper in Project Management Journal, official journal of the Project Management Institute.
The abstract is as follows:
Global sporting events such as the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup have been described as megaprojects. The motives of decision makers for undertaking megaprojects are summarized by Flyvbjerg’s (2012, 2014) “four sublimes,” which lack a temporal dimension. We utilize a case study of the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England, applying the three levels of project management identified by Morris and Geraldi (2011), refined through Flyvbjerg’s four sublimes, to analyze the shifting nature of stakeholders’ motives. We evidence that Flyvbjerg’s sublimes are dynamic in response to change during the project timeline, creating new insights into project development and opportunities for research into historic projects.
|Kevin and Alex signing their author's agreements with PMJ|
Merry Christmas from the Soccer-Mad Boffins...we hope you enjoy this present!
Whilst on the subject of Christmas, we have also been busy organizing a Christmas party for our students at The York Management School, University of York. Here is a photo of the fantastic spread that was provided. It also gave us a chance to talk about our research to the students. We had some great conversations about World Cups past, present and future. Roll on 2018...