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Bent Flyvbjerg

By Bent Flyvbjerg

Bibliographic and comparative analyses to explore emerging classic texts in megaproject management

In the new, first-ever bibliographic study of the megaproject management literature – “Bibliographic and comparative analyses to explore emerging classic texts in megaproject management,” by Li et al. in IJPM – the authors show that total citations for the most cited texts in #megaproject #management is higher than total citations for most other fields in management research, when compared for the first 10 years after the initial publication of the most cited texts in each field (Li et al. 2018: 20).

Moreover, the bibliometric study finds that several texts in megaproject management published as recently as 2014 and 2015 have been listed among the coveted one percent of  highly cited papers in the ESI (Essential Science Indicators, a statistical platform under Web of Science), indicating the quick growth and significant potential for impact of research in megaproject management, according to Li et al. (p. 20). These results bode well for the continued development of megaproject management as an emerging academic field and for the development of citation classics within this field.

Read the full study by Li et al.

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