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The Inadaptability of Government Projects to High Risk: Causes and Implications

Zwikael, Ofer

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Enhanced planning can effectively mitigate high levels of project risk. However, this approach requires organizations to be adaptable in their planning practices to the project in hand. This article investigates whether government organizations are adaptable in their planning to the level of risk projects and programs introduce. For this purpose, this research studied planning in 992 government and private projects. Results show that planning in government is ineffective (i.e., it does not lead...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorZwikael, Ofer
dc.coverage.spatialAtlanta, GA, US
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-24T04:16:29Z
dc.date.available2020-04-24T04:16:29Z
dc.date.created4-8 August 2017
dc.identifier.issn0065-0668
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/203405
dc.description.abstractEnhanced planning can effectively mitigate high levels of project risk. However, this approach requires organizations to be adaptable in their planning practices to the project in hand. This article investigates whether government organizations are adaptable in their planning to the level of risk projects and programs introduce. For this purpose, this research studied planning in 992 government and private projects. Results show that planning in government is ineffective (i.e., it does not lead to enhanced project performance) because managers invest a similar level of effort in planning regardless of the risk level. In particular, when risk levels increase, government projects invest less (rather than more) effort in resource, budget, human resources, and procurement planning. This article contributes to the risk-planning-performance theory and supports government managers making better planning and resource allocation decisions.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAcademy of Management
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting
dc.rights© 2017 Academy of Management
dc.sourceAt the Interface
dc.source.urihttps://journals.aom.org/doi/10.5465/AMBPP.2017.10033abstract
dc.titleThe Inadaptability of Government Projects to High Risk: Causes and Implications
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor150312 - Organisational Planning and Management
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4868915xPUB180
local.publisher.urlhttps://journals.aom.org/
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationZwikael, Ofer, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.identifier.doi10.5465/AMBPP.2017.10033abstract
local.identifier.absseo970115 - Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
dc.date.updated2019-11-25T07:57:17Z
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