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Mega Energy Projects
Peter Evans, Nicholas Alan McKenna
Tue Jan 10, Thu Jan 12, Tue Jan 17, Thu Jan 19, 10am-12:00pm, E51-149

Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Signup by: 09-Jan-2006
Limited to 40 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

Mega energy projects are complex, high impact projects that range from $1 to $20 billion dollars. They can yield important benefits but also generate strong resistance given their potentially large social, environmental and geopolitical impacts. This course will provide an integrated approach to understanding the growing trend toward mega energy projects worldwide. The course will draw on systems architecture, system dynamics, organizational theory and transaction cost economics to understand why these complex social and technical projects are often delayed and run over budget. It will also draw on theories of international relations, political economy, and transnational interest group politics to understand the broader forces that cause mega-energy projects to succeed or fail.
Web: http://stellar.mit.edu/S/course/17/ia06/17.917/
Contact: Peter Evans, E40-441, x4-1497, evansp@mit.edu
Sponsor: Engineering Systems Division
Cosponsor: Political Science
Latest update: 09-Dec-2005

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