nep-ppm New Economics Papers
on Project, Program and Portfolio Management
Issue of 2023‒03‒20
eight papers chosen by
Arvi Kuura
Tartu Ülikool

  1. Does Project Management Matter? The Relationship between Project Management Effort, Complexity, and Profitability. By Kaufmann, Carsten; Kock, Alexander
  2. Financing brownfield redevelopment and housing market dynamics: Evidence from Connecticut By Gianluca Mattarocci; Gibilaro Lucia
  3. Agile R&D units' organization beyand software - developing and validating a multi-dimensional scale in an engineering context. By Meier, Andre; Kock, Alexander
  4. Dynamic investigations of an endogenous business cycle model with heterogeneous agents By Spiros Bougheas; Pasquale Commendatore; Laura Gardini; Ingrid Kubin
  5. Gender mainstreaming guidelines By Mapedza, Everisto; Dessalegn, B.; Abdelali-Martini, M.; Al Hariry, H.
  6. Corporal Implications of Design Practices and Methods By Niklas Henke
  7. Fostering (supra-)regional cooperation through LEADER/CLLD By Fynn, Lynn-Livia; Pollermann, Kim
  8. From contractors to investors? Evolving engagement of Chinese state capital in global infrastructure development and the case of the Lekki Port in Nigeria By Zhang, Hong

  1. By: Kaufmann, Carsten; Kock, Alexander
    Date: 2022
  2. By: Gianluca Mattarocci; Gibilaro Lucia
    Abstract: Brownfield redevelopment projects are frequently perceived as riskier with respect to greenfield investment and the financing opportunities may be more limited and more expensive. Different financial aid projects have been developed for supporting regeneration projects and empirical evidence had shown that all the buildings near the intervention area will benefit from a price increase once the brownfield project is complete.The paper considers the Connecticut market and the evaluates the characteristics of the brownfield projects that had access to a financial aid program (loan or grant) and the impact of the regeneration process on the liquidity of the housing market and the gap between the price and the appraisal value of the residential unit. Results show that the financial aid determines a lower concentration because of a wider urban area that will be available to satisfy housing demand and the average price increases in the surrounding area and it will be more consistent with appraisal valuation.
    Keywords: Brownfield; housing market; Regeneration project; Spillover effect
    JEL: R3
    Date: 2022–01–01
  3. By: Meier, Andre; Kock, Alexander
    Date: 2022
  4. By: Spiros Bougheas; Pasquale Commendatore; Laura Gardini; Ingrid Kubin
    Abstract: We introduce agents heterogeneity into a model of endogenous business cycles, in which agents can invest either in "good" projects that contribute to future capital formation, or in "bad" projects without that property. The resulting map involves three distinct regimes, two of which we linearize. Using theoretical results on piecewise linear systems and on border collision bifurcations we are able to provide a comprehensive analysis of the dynamicsKeywords: business cycles, heterogeneous agents, piecewise linear systems, bufurcations
    Date: 2023
  5. By: Mapedza, Everisto (International Water Management Institute); Dessalegn, B.; Abdelali-Martini, M.; Al Hariry, H.
    Keywords: Gender mainstreaming; Guidelines; Women; Water reuse; Sanitation; Projects; Gender equality; Gender-transformative approaches
    Date: 2022
  6. By: Niklas Henke (UGA - Université Grenoble Alpes)
    Abstract: In this paper, I analyze the characteristics of method- and non-method-guided design practices from the perspective of their corporal implications. For this purpose, I refer to the most common design methods reported in the literature and compare them to participative observations in the French and German design and innovation sectors over the last five years. While design methods are supposed to frame the project setup with a high level of rationalization, non-method-guided design practices demonstrate a higher mobilization of intuition, experience, and tacit knowledge. I trace these differences along with their varying corporal implications and highlight their underlying epistemological approaches. In conclusion, I argue for the need to integrate affective and corporal education into design curricula.
    Abstract: Dans cet article, j'analyse les caractéristiques des pratiques de conception, guidées ou non par des méthodes, du point de vue de leurs implications corporelles. Pour ce faire, je me réfère aux méthodes de conception les plus courantes décrites dans la littérature et je les compare à des observations participatives dans les secteurs du design et de l'innovation en France et en Allemagne réalisées durant les cinq dernières années. Alors que les méthodes de conception sont censées encadrer la mise en place du projet avec un haut niveau de rationalisation, les pratiques de conception non guidées par des méthodes témoignent d'une plus grande mobilisation de l'intuition, de l'expérience et des connaissances tacites. J'analyse ces différences, en particulier du point de vue des implications corporelles et je souligne leurs présupposés épistémologiques. En conclusion, je plaide pour la nécessité d'intégrer l'éducation affective et corporelle dans les programmes de design.
    Keywords: Design, Management, Innovation, Marketing, Embodiment, Design Management Innovation Marketing Embodiment
    Date: 2022
  7. By: Fynn, Lynn-Livia; Pollermann, Kim
    Abstract: Community-led local development (CLLD), initiated as LEADER in 1991, is a bottom-up-oriented, participatory approach driven by cooperation between local actors in rural areas. It forms part of regional development programmes (RDPs), which are the basis of funding in rural areas in the EU. Through LEADER/CLLD, budgets are allocated to LEADER regions on the local level to support the implementation of projects in line with so-calledlocal development strategies (LDS), which state the distinct objectives for local development in each region. This contribution focusses on one of the LEADER features, namely "LEADER cooperation", which explicitly supports cooperation between rural communities from two or more different regions through joint projects. The two main types of cooperation are 1. inter-territorial cooperation between two or more LAGs or comparable groups within a Member State and 2. transnational cooperation between two or more LAGs or comparable groups from different Member States. In our contribution, we present and discuss the state of implementation (experiences with different types, topics) as well as administrative aspects and outcomes of cooperation projects based on data from the evaluation of LEADER in four German federal states . In a first analysis of results, the larger time investment required in supraregional cooperation and different project selection criteria are identified as common challenges faced during the planning and management of LEADER cooperation projects while knowledge gain is widely seen as an added benefit.
    Keywords: LEADER, cooperation project, rural partnership, Germany
    JEL: R58
    Date: 2023
  8. By: Zhang, Hong
    Abstract: Chinese companies have been seeking to climb up the value chain by becoming investors and operators of the infrastructure projects they are contracted to build. Despite their prominent market share in Africa as contractors, Chinese companies face a steep learning curve and have sought to work with other international actors from advanced economies. The industry's willingness to upgrade can harness a move away from China's lending practice that is overly reliant on sovereign loans. Host governments need to be realistic about the capabilities of Chinese companies as investors and operators, and push for localization and skill transfer.
    Date: 2023

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