The use of aesthetic knowledge in decision making processes in mega projects

Keenan, Thomas M. (2016) The use of aesthetic knowledge in decision making processes in mega projects. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis examines through a qualitative study of mega project managers the ways in which aesthetic knowledge is used in decision making processes in mega projects. The research suggests that aesthetic knowledge is used by project decision makers to establish and communicate for both themselves and others the meaning of objects, social relationships, and abstract concepts in decision making contexts in which the meaning of these phenomena cannot be established effectively through other means. The meaning which results is then relied upon as the basis of decision makers’ choice of action options to pursue.

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ID Code: 97979
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Bartlett, Jennifer & Pisarski, Anne
Keywords: Aesthetic knowledge, Decision making processes, Mega project management, Qualitative research, Interview-based study
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 22 Aug 2016 23:21
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 23:21

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