4th International Mega-Projects Workshop: Theory meets Practice
4th International Mega-Projects Workshop: Theory meets Practice
LUISS Guido Carli - Viale Romania 32, Roma


LUISS Business School has the pleasure to host the 4th International Mega-Projects Workshop.

The Workshop brings together scholars and practitioners to further understanding of mega-projects: it allows established and emerging scholars to present their work, interact with other scholars studying related topics, transfer lessons learned across mega-projects and to the participating organizations, spur connections between practice and theory,  and hear the latest trends in mega-projects research.


Thursday, May 19

Room 203 “Toti”
Welcome coffee

2:30pm – 5:30pm
Room 203 “Toti”
Session 1. Mega-projects Infrastructures 

Andrea Prencipe (LUISS Guido Carli)
Nuno Gil (The University of Manchester)
Andrew Davies (UCL), Carla Messikomer (PMI)
Opening session: Raymond E. Levitt (Stanford University)
Chair: Richard Tee (LUISS Guido Carli)
Discussion panel:
Ashwin Mahalingam (IIT Madras)Megaproject Coordination: Innovating Vertically Down the Project Organization – Examples from India
Diletta Colette Invernizzi, Giorgio Locatelli (University of Leeds) “End of operations, beginning of a new megaprojects: the new challenge of project management

Chair: Jonas Söderlund (BI Norwegian Business School)
Discussion panel:
Roberto Provera (Thales Alenia Space) “The International Space Station – Management Challenges in a multi-lateral project
Domenico Fraioli, Christian Lombardi, Claudio Cantatore (Bombardier Transportation) “Rehabilitation and Signalization of Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak Railway Line (Turkey)
Tim De Barro, Marie Gilmour (The Nichols Group) “From Mantra to Method – Managing Innovation on Crossrail

Closing Session: Niels G. Noorderhaven (Tilburg University), Nuno Gil (The University of Manchester)

5:30pm – 6:00pm
Room 211
Coffee break

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 211
Evening Session. “Managing Mega-projects challenges: lessons from major UK programmes”

Welcome: Massimo Egidi (LUISS Guido Carli, Rector), Luigi Marengo (LUISS Guido Carli), Carla Messikomer (PMI), Andrea Prencipe (LUISS Guido Carli)
Keynote Speaker: Mark Thurston (CH2M)
Discussion panel: Gernot Grabher (HafenCity University Hamburg), Raymond E. Levitt (Stanford University)

Terrazza 3rd floor
Buffet Dinner for speakers

Friday, May 20

Room 203 “Toti”
Welcome coffee

9:30am – 11:00am
Room 203 “Toti”
Session 2. Coordination and Learning in Megaprojects

Opening Session: Gernot Grabher (HafenCity University Hamburg)
Chair: Andrew Davies (UCL)
Discussion panel:
Vedran Zerjav, Andrew Davies, Andrew Edkins (UCL) “Nothing new on T2: exploring the learning role of megaprojects for infrastructure services provision
Simon Addyman (TfL), Stephen Pryke (UCL), Sulafa Badi (UCL) “Networks or hierarchies? Information exchange in complex infrastructure projects
Corrado lo Storto (University of Naples Federico II) “Managing an infrastructure megaproject: the role of the Special Purpose Entity”

11:00am – 11:30am
Coffee break

11:30am – 1:00pm
Room 203 “Toti”
Chair: Jan Van den Ende (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University)
Discussion panel:
Meri Duryan, Hedley Smyth (UCL) “The impact of organisational culture on megaproject learning
Nuno Gil, Jeffrey Pinto (The University of Manchester) “Pluralism at the Front-end of Complex Systems Projects: Governance and Performance Implications

Room 203 “Toti”
Closing remarks: Jennifer Whyte (Imperial College London), the Scientific Board


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19 May 2016 - 20 May 2016 - 14:00