Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Decision-making in crisis during megaprojects

Rehab Iftikhar
Tampere University Finland
Khadijeh Momeni
Tampere University Finland
Tuomas Ahola
Tampere University Finland


The aim of this paper is to increase the current understanding of decision-making processes by considering the important elements of decision-making in crisis during a megaproject. For this purpose, the International Islamabad Airport in Pakistan was examined. Data for this study were collected through interviews and archival data. A thematic analysis was used to analyze the data. The analysis represents steps of the decision-making process in crisis, including (i) understanding the crisis, (ii) information gathering and (iii) evaluating alternatives and selecting the best alternative. It was also found that decision-making styles in crisis can be different depending on the nature of the crisis and the level of expertise, which are referred to as consultative decision-making and delegative decision-making.

Keywords: Crisis ,Decision-making ,Megaproject ,



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