Large Infrastructure Projects in Germany

Between Ambition and Realities

Editors: Kostka, Genia, Fiedler, Jobst (Eds.)

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  • Critically assesses prevailing approaches to mega project management 
  • Presents insights that will improve the delivery of large infrastructure projects 
  • Synthesises analyses of key case studies from Germany
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This book presents an analysis of why some large infrastructure projects are delayed or compromised and offers important insights into the better delivery of future projects. It provides an important reaction to the ambitious €315 billion investment plan devised by the European Commission, wherein Europe's infrastructure is a key investment target. Germany is adopted as a focus, as Europe's largest economy, and a nation that has seen significant delays and tensions in the delivery of key infrastructure projects. 
The contributions to this volume demonstrate various patterns for infrastructure assets and illustrate how factors such as poor project governance, early planning mistakes, inappropriate risk management and unforeseen technological challenges influence delivery. The in-depth case studies on the Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, and offshore wind parks show how project delivery can face massive problems, and illuminating solutions are offered to these problems. Overall, the case of Germany also offers the opportunity to assess various new forms of project delivery, such as public-private partnerships (PPP), and the risks and opportunities of ambitious first-mover 'pioneer' projects. The book will be of great interest for scholars and upper-level students of human geography, business and management, as well as policy makers.

About the authors

Genia Kostka is Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure at the Hertie School of Governance, Germany. Her research and teaching interests are in energy governance, public policy and the management of large-scale infrastructure projects. 
Jobst Fiedler is Professor of Public and Financial Management at the Hertie School of Governance, Germany. He was Vice Dean between 2004 and 2013. As Senior Fellow in Residence of the School he now conducts research projects on the financing and management of public infrastructure as well as on changes in the fiscal governance on the national as well as the subnational level in the aftermath of the great financial crisis.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 106,99 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29232-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80520-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Large Infrastructure Projects in Germany
Book Subtitle
Between Ambition and Realities
Editors
  • Genia Kostka
  • Jobst Fiedler
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29233-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29233-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29232-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80520-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 206
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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