Mapping the Knowledge Structure in Megaproject Management Research Using Complex Network Analysis

Hengqin Wu, Xiaolong Xue, Qiping Shen, Yazhuo Luo

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Abstract

The megaprojects boomed in recent years, which have significant impacts on the economy, social issues, technology innovation, and environment. Therefore, specific knowledge is needed to support the management activities of megaproject management (MM) This paper aimed to explore and visualize the knowledge structure of the research domain in megaproject management using the keyword network analysis. By retrieving the journal papers relevant to megaproject management, the data of keyword and the relation between them are further extracted, and the keyword network is built up. Employed by the scientific knowledge structure of megaproject management has been measured by complex network analysis. The results showed that the topic network of mega engineering management served the features of high clustering coefficient and scale-free and total 40 topic communities existed in the topic network. Megaproject, project management, and construction management were general research fields whereas risk, complexity infrastructure, and scheduling were core research directions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCREM 2017
Subtitle of host publicationProject Management and Construction Technology - Proceedings of the International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management 2017
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages82-88
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481080
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Project Management and Construction Technology, ICCREM 2017 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 10 Nov 201712 Nov 2017

Conference

Conference2017 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Project Management and Construction Technology, ICCREM 2017
Country/TerritoryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period10/11/1712/11/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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