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PREFACE; REFERENCES; FURTHER READING; INDEX

About the Author

Andrew Davies is Professor in the Management of Projects and Director of Research in the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London. His research focuses on the management of projects and project-based organizations. He is author of The Business of Projects: Managing Innovation in Complex Products and Systems, (Cambridge University Press 2005), co-authored with Michael Hobday, and The Business of Systems Integration, (OUP, 2003), with Andrea Prencipe and Michael Hobday. Davies has published in a range of management journals such as California Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Research Policy, Organization Studies, Industrial Marketing Management, Industrial and Corporate Change and International Journal of Project Management.

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If you are considering a career in project management or are already involved in one or more projects and want to know how to improve the system then let this book become your bible ... Projects: A Very Short Introduction ... offers a veritable goldmine of insights, anecdotes and analysis of the very basics of project management, showing how it is done, and advising on how it can be done better. * Jade Taylor-Salazar, E&T Magazine * Andy Davies has written a concise and engaging intellectual history of project management theory and practice, filled with detailed case studies - recommended reading for all scholars and practitioners of project management. This book is a little gem. * Raymond Levitt, Stanford University. * A goldmine of insights into project management - how it is actually done and how it could be done better. Andrew Davies should be read by anyone interested in understanding and improving the management of projects. * Bent Flyvbjerg, Professor and Chair at Oxford University's Said Business School, co-author of Megaprojects and Risk *

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