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Managing Global Complex Projects in Presales Phase (A Case Study of a Multinational Telecommunication Company)
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.). Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM), Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI).
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Although project management was born sometime in interval of 1930s, but as a practitioners discipline emerged from the developments of technology and infrastructures of post-world war II (Williams T. 2002, Cicmil S. & Hodgson D. 2006). As Sohmen and Levin (2001) propound, due to porous international boundaries and trans-border flows of capital, global projects are becoming the norm. Moreover, there is a common idea among project managers and practitioners that projects are getting increasingly complex and the traditional project management methods are getting challenged by this complexity. Nevertheless globalization is another factor which increases this complexity. Conventional project management rules and methods might not be adequate anymore for managing such projects. Therefore there is a need of understanding what project complexity itself is, what global project is and what are the factors contributing to each of them.

This paper aims at describing the concept of project complexity for the projects expand in global context, and underlying the factors which constitute this project complexity. An important part of this thesis will review the literature about this subject and then it will apply the theories to the specific case of global complex projects in presales phase of the multinational telecom company, Telefonica and that what kind of problems and issues would arise by those two dimensions of the projects in the company.

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2013. , 65 p.
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Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-125911OAI: diva2:641401
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Industrial Economics and Management
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Master of Science - Industrial Engineering and Management
2013-06-27, Como/ Milano, 14:30 (English)
Presales Knowledge- Global strategic Projects
Available from: 2013-08-23 Created: 2013-08-16 Last updated: 2013-08-23Bibliographically approved

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