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.
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2015|
|Event||International Conference on Engineering, Production and Project Management - Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, Australia|
Duration: 2 Sep 2015 → 4 Sep 2015
Conference number: 6th
http://www.ppml.url.tw/EPPM/conferences/2015/papers.htm (Conference Papers)
|Conference||International Conference on Engineering, Production and Project Management|
|Abbreviated title||EPPM 2015|
|Period||2/09/15 → 4/09/15|
|Other||Similar 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.|
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.