Delivering Superior Megaproject Performance Outcomes Through Timely Intervention in the Civil Engineering Curriculum

Danielle Lester, Jose Torero Cullen, Chris Greig

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Mega projects (>US$1 Billion) are now commonplace but deception and delusion are ubiquitous and identified as principal issues in decision-making, resulting in poor project performance outcomes. Unethical decision making, leadership and culture are cited as key factors affecting mega project performance outcomes, issues inconsequential to traditional Civil Engineering curricula, yet recognised by global accreditation bodies as crucial to an engineer’s education. Whilst the argument of ethics in engineering has become more common in recent years, a discussion of underlying values and the influence these have on decisions made in a current context is less so. This paper provides an overview of current practice and seeks to explore the relationship between social identity & values in engineering education, and leadership & culture in a mega project environment.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Engineering, Production and Project Management - Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 2 Sep 20154 Sep 2015
Conference number: 6th
https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/Event/6th-international-conference-engineering-project-production-management-eppm2015 (EPPM2015)
http://www.ppml.url.tw/EPPM/conferences/2015/papers.htm (Conference Papers)

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ConferenceInternational Conference on Engineering, Production and Project Management
Abbreviated titleEPPM 2015
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period2/09/154/09/15
OtherSimilar to its predecessors, the EPPM2015 conference is interdisciplinary in nature, considering all topics related to engineering management, project management and production management, particularly in the construction, transportation, automobile and manufacturing sectors.
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Lester, D., Cullen, J. T., & Greig, C. (2015). Delivering Superior Megaproject Performance Outcomes Through Timely Intervention in the Civil Engineering Curriculum. Paper presented at International Conference on Engineering, Production and Project Management, Gold Coast, Australia.
Lester, Danielle ; Cullen, Jose Torero ; Greig, Chris. / Delivering Superior Megaproject Performance Outcomes Through Timely Intervention in the Civil Engineering Curriculum. Paper presented at International Conference on Engineering, Production and Project Management, Gold Coast, Australia.
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2015. Paper presented at International Conference on Engineering, Production and Project Management, Gold Coast, Australia.

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