Journal article

Initiation of capital projects in industries having an operational focus: an Australian stevedoring case example

Haya Aldaghlas, Felix Kin Peng Hui, Colin Fraser Duffield

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business | Emerald | Published : 2020


Purpose: The initiation phase of capital projects is critical as this is where the highest number of options exist for modifying the project with minimal expenditure. Government and large organisations frequently involved in major capital projects have extensive procedures for this phase, yet organisations having an operational focus (like major container terminal stevedores), that only occasionally undertake capital projects face the dilemma of the trade-off between project planning and the management of operations. This research reported in this paper investigated the impact of industry operational considerations on the initiation of capital projects. Design: In addition to an extensive ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The researchers would like to thank the case study organisation and its staff for their support and commitment to this research. The authors also acknowledge the scholarship support from the Australian Commonwealth Government support through the "Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship" and the University of Melbourne. In addition, the helpful comments received from the reviewers of the paper are gratefully acknowledged.