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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Clegg, Stewart (author)
In this article, we discuss the concept of safetywashing defined as the strategic practice of promoting, marketing, and branding of safety practices without full disclosure of negative information to improve the image of the organization. The research seeks to answer two questions: first, what are safetywashing strategies? Second, what are the...
journal article 2024
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Clegg, Stewart (author), Ninan, Dr Johan (author)
The concept of governmentality has proven useful to analyse how the reflexive management of people within and without the project is conducted. In this chapter we explore the organizational theory of governmentality and its importance in project settings. First, we identify the specificity of project governance and relate it to the definition...
book chapter 2023
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Sergeeva, Natalya (author), Ninan, Dr Johan (author)
Projects are peopled at all levels, and people make sense of their lives via narrative thought as the temporal and dramatic dimension of human existence is emphasized in them. Narratives organize people’s lived experiences and create order out of random incidents and events. Such an order can help them understand the passage of events and even...
book chapter 2023
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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Sergeeva, Natalya (author)
Megaprojects combine multiple external stakeholders, and a common narrative is essential to drive the project among often conflicting objectives. The research project considers the single in-depth qualitative case study of the High Speed Two (HS2) megaproject in the UK to explore how narratives are mobilized through narrative instruments and...
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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Sergeeva, Natalya (author)
The objective of this research study was to investigate the role of narratives in shaping multiple innovations in the UK construction industry. A total of 133 innovation stories published in a year are compiled from a digital portal Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership (i3P). The stories are qualitatively analyzed using open coding,...
other 2023
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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Clegg, Stewart (author), Burdon, Steve (author), Clay, John (author)
Infrastructure megaprojects are increasing in size and number worldwide. Widespread shortcomings such as cost overruns, delays, litigious threats, and community opposition are now so pervasive there is a clear mandate to rethink the way we plan, deliver, and operate our infrastructure. In this context, we situate this research to understand how...
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Lim, Y. (author), Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Nooteboom, Sibout (author), Hertogh, M.J.C.M. (author)
Resilient infrastructure is critical to a sustainable and functioning society. Infrastructure management and (re)development are highly complex processes encompassing various stakeholders’ interests while they are pressured by the uncertainty of climate change and social transition. In response to these challenges, various resilience initiatives...
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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Hertogh, M.J.C.M. (author), Lim, Y. (author), de Boer, J.J. (author), Pesamaa, Ossi (author), Van Acker, Maarten (author), Schwab, Eva (author), Ilsbroekx, Raf (author), Bernsteiner, Johannes (author)
conference paper 2023
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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Lehtinen, Jere (author)
conference paper 2023
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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Krishnamurthy, Mathangi (author), Mahalingam, Ashwin (author)
This chapter considers the central role of uncertainty for cognition and action in construction project organising with a focus on how project practitioners think about the future. It takes a cognitive approach to uncertainty in the context of a broader information processing approach to decision-making in organisations. The chapter’s main...
book chapter 2023
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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Clegg, Stewart (author), Mahalingam, Ashwin (author), Sankaran, Shankar (author)
City rebuilding precincts are embedded in, surrounded by, and sometimes resisted or celebrated by stakeholders they impact. These projects require long-lasting relationships and loyalty from the community they serve, making trust a crucial factor. This article employs a case study approach and draws from both social exchange and circuit of power...
journal article 2023
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Clegg, Stewart (author), Ninan, Dr Johan (author)
book chapter 2023
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Sergeeva, Natalya (author), Ninan, Dr Johan (author)
The mobilization of narratives is essential in integrating people and constructing identities that help in navigating complexity, uncertainty, and conflictuality. This paper explores how comparisons are used as a discursive tool to shape narratives and bring about changes in policy and society, using the High Speed Two megaproject in the UK as a...
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Clegg, Stewart (author), Ninan, Dr Johan (author)
Under the rubric of project governance, governmentality has been defined as a general mode of governing people in projects, whether these projects are organized in an authoritarian, liberal, or neo-liberal mode in their approach to authority relations. We argue that governmentality is a specifically neo-liberal form of social integration, one...
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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Yadav, Rupesh (author)
Managing the perception of project communities is critical to the success of infrastructure megaprojects. This study focuses on the Nagpur metro rail project in India to understand people's experiences and discourses in the pre-construction, construction, and operation phases. We use qualitative content analysis and open coding of the tweets...
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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Hertogh, M.J.C.M. (author), Scheurwater, G.J.L. (author)
The later stages of an infrastructure project occupy a significant period of its lifecycle. Even though majority of the expenses for the project are in the construction phase, the value for the society is realized only in the operation phase. Projects are often remembered for how they serve the community in the later stages more than their...
conference paper 2022
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Sergeeva, Natalya (author), Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Oswald, David (author)
contribution to periodical 2022
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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Sergeeva, Natalya (author)
Megaprojects along with creating value to the economy, create environmental, social and political disruptions in its local environment. Narratives guide social action and hence both the promoters and the protesters of a project mobilize narratives to advance their interest. In this process, narratives and counter-narratives are (re)created and...
journal article 2022
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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Sergeeva, Natalya (author)
Megaprojects combine multiple external stakeholders, and a common narrative is essential to drive the project among often conflicting objectives. Narratives help organize people toward an agenda and therefore have performative and strategic implications. In this research, we explore how narratives are mobilized through narrative instruments...
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Ninan, Dr Johan (author), Hertogh, M.J.C.M. (author), Liu, Yan (author)
Infrastructure projects are costly, colossal, complex, captivating, controversial, and laden with control issues. The development of these projects causes environmental, social, and political disruptions in the local environment, which have to be carefully handled by professionals in the field. This article aims to enhance the performance of...
journal article 2022
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