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Management of Megaproject Launched By Disaster Event

Disaster events have numerous sources and cannot be predicted in advance. Their consequences have a great negative impact on the community affected, with the possible mortality of a large number of people and great damage to the properties and natural resources. The implementation of preventive measures and programs for after-disaster recovery, enables the community to be better prepared and to have better response in case of particular disaster event. However, the uncertainty of the type and intensity so as timing of the catastrophic event limits the options for preparedness. Therefore, a number of mass activities still must be organized ad hoc, in an extremely short time through a temporary mega project. This paper analyses the existing practices of managing a mega project triggered by a catastrophic event - an earthquake. The analysis of findings available from world literature provided ground to identify the different approach in dealing with mega project management in such events. It provided ground for future studies comparing various mega project management approaches in earthquake recovery. The paper is particularly focused to study management approach of the first, establishing, phase of such mega project, which comes shortly after earthquake, where start-up and initiation of such project is priority. The discussion and conclusion part provide the key findings and recommendations.

Damir Vanđelić
Alma Mater Europaea, Evropski center - Maribor, Agency for earthquake reconstruction


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