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Building Options at Project Front-End Strategizing: The Power of Capital Design for Evolvability by Nuno Gil, Guilherme Biesek

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CHAPTER 5

Design for Evolvability in Multi-Funder Environments: Insights From an Embedded Case Study at Network Rail

This chapter consolidates the analysis of the empirical findings from an embedded case study on front-end strategizing practices in capital projects with multiple funders. Unlike the Severn-upon-Upton Viaduct case study, wherein the local authority was the only funder, more often than not multiple organizations are involved in project funding. Under such conditions, these funders and other organizations with legitimate stakes over the project outcome (e.g., local authorities with planning power over the land) need to collate their views of the world into a vision for the project. This is invariably a challenging process, as ...

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