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Global Projects : Institutional and Political Challenges / editors, W. Richard Scott, Raymond E. Levitt and Ryan J. Orr.

Contributor(s): Scott, W. Richard | Levitt, Raymond E | Orr, Ryan J.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011Description: xix, 452 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781107004924 (hardback); 1107004926 (hardback); 9780521181907 (paperback); 0521181909 (paperback).Subject(s): Infrastructure (Economics) -- Developing countries | Economic development projects -- Developing countries | Public-private sector cooperation -- Developing countries | International cooperation | January2013DDC classification: 338.90091724
Contents:
Preface / Raymond E. Levitt and Ryan J. Orr -- Introduction: studying global projects / W. Richard Scott -- Foundational Themes: Global projects: distinguishing features, drivers, and challenges / Ryan J. Orr, W. Richard Scott, Raymond E. Levitt, Karlos Artto, and Jaakko Kujala; The institutional environment of global projects / W. Richard Scott; Social movements and the growth in opposition to global projects / Doug McAdam -- Institutional Differences and Global Projects: Empirical Studies: Rules versus results: sources and resolution of institutional conflicts on Indian Metro Railway projects / Ashwin Mahalingam, Raymond E. Levitt, and W. Richard Scott; Institutional exceptions on global projects: a process model / Ryan J. Orr and W. Richard Scott; Local embeddedness of firms and strategies for dealing with uncertainty in global projects / Ryan J. Orr and Raymond E. Levitt; Who needs to know what? Institutional knowledge and global projects / Amy Javernick-Will and W. Richard Scott -- Political Conflicts and Global Projects: "Site fights": explaining opposition to pipeline projects in the developing world / Doug McAdam, Hilary Schaffer Boudet, Jennifer Davis, Ryan J. Orr, W. Richard Scott, and Raymond E. Levitt; To talk or to fight? Effects of strategic, cultural, and institutional factors on renegotiation approaches in public-private concessions / Henry Chan and Raymond E. Levitt -- Governance Strategies and Structures: Network-based strategies and competencies for political and social risk management in global projects / Witold J. Henisz; Organizations enabling public-private partnerships: an organization field approach / Stephen F. Jooste and W. Richard Scott.
Summary: "As the world's population continues to grow, there is an ever increasing need for huge investment in basic infrastructure: water and sewage, energy production and distribution, transportation and telecommunication. At the same time, infrastructure systems in developed countries are deteriorating and in need of renewal. Today, many of the engineering and economic problems surrounding infrastructure construction projects have been solved, but the threat of social misalignments and political conflicts renders the development and management of such projects more challenging than ever before. This book presents a new theoretical framework that allows us to analyze the institutional and social movement processes, both negative and positive, that surround global infrastructure projects as they confront cross-national and cross-sectoral (such as private-public partnerships) institutional differences. The value of this framework is illustrated through a series of studies on a wide range of infrastructure projects, including roads, railroads, ports, airports, water supply and energy pipelines"--
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 403-448) and index.

Preface / Raymond E. Levitt and Ryan J. Orr -- Introduction: studying global projects / W. Richard Scott -- Part I. Foundational Themes: 1. Global projects: distinguishing features, drivers, and challenges / Ryan J. Orr, W. Richard Scott, Raymond E. Levitt, Karlos Artto, and Jaakko Kujala; 2. The institutional environment of global projects / W. Richard Scott; 3. Social movements and the growth in opposition to global projects / Doug McAdam -- Part II. Institutional Differences and Global Projects: Empirical Studies: 4. Rules versus results: sources and resolution of institutional conflicts on Indian Metro Railway projects / Ashwin Mahalingam, Raymond E. Levitt, and W. Richard Scott; 5. Institutional exceptions on global projects: a process model / Ryan J. Orr and W. Richard Scott; 6. Local embeddedness of firms and strategies for dealing with uncertainty in global projects / Ryan J. Orr and Raymond E. Levitt; 7. Who needs to know what? Institutional knowledge and global projects / Amy Javernick-Will and W. Richard Scott -- Part III. Political Conflicts and Global Projects: 8. "Site fights": explaining opposition to pipeline projects in the developing world / Doug McAdam, Hilary Schaffer Boudet, Jennifer Davis, Ryan J. Orr, W. Richard Scott, and Raymond E. Levitt; 9. To talk or to fight? Effects of strategic, cultural, and institutional factors on renegotiation approaches in public-private concessions / Henry Chan and Raymond E. Levitt -- Part IV. Governance Strategies and Structures: 10. Network-based strategies and competencies for political and social risk management in global projects / Witold J. Henisz; 11. Organizations enabling public-private partnerships: an organization field approach / Stephen F. Jooste and W. Richard Scott.

"As the world's population continues to grow, there is an ever increasing need for huge investment in basic infrastructure: water and sewage, energy production and distribution, transportation and telecommunication. At the same time, infrastructure systems in developed countries are deteriorating and in need of renewal. Today, many of the engineering and economic problems surrounding infrastructure construction projects have been solved, but the threat of social misalignments and political conflicts renders the development and management of such projects more challenging than ever before. This book presents a new theoretical framework that allows us to analyze the institutional and social movement processes, both negative and positive, that surround global infrastructure projects as they confront cross-national and cross-sectoral (such as private-public partnerships) institutional differences. The value of this framework is illustrated through a series of studies on a wide range of infrastructure projects, including roads, railroads, ports, airports, water supply and energy pipelines"--

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