Professor Bent Flyvbjerg

Academic Profile: Professor Bent Flyvbjerg

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Academic Background

Bent Flyvbjerg (傅以斌) is the first BT Professor and inaugural Chair of Major Programme Management at Oxford University's Saïd Business School and a Professorial Fellow of St Anne’s College. He works for better management of megaprojects and cities. He also writes about the philosophy and methodology of social science. 

Flyvbjerg is the most cited scholar in the world in megaproject management, and among the most cited in social science methodology. He is the author or editor of 10 books and more than 200 papers in professional journals and edited volumes. His publications have been translated into 20 languages. 

Flyvbjerg serves as advisor and consultant to government and business, including the US and UK governments and several Fortune 500 companies. He is an external advisor to McKinsey and other consultancies. He has worked on some of the largest projects in the world, on all aspects from front-end planning, delivery, and rescue of failing projects.

Flyvbjerg's research has been covered by Science, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Financial Times, China Daily, The BBC, CNN, Charlie Rose, and many other media. He is a frequent commentator in the news.

Flyvbjerg has received numerous honors and awards, including Harvard Business Review's "Ideas Watch" for the most important new idea to follow and the Project Management Institute's and Project Management Journal's "Paper of the Year Award." Flyvbjerg was twice a Fulbright Scholar and received a knighthood in 2002.

Flyvbjerg explains megaprojects to The New Yorker, here:

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Common misspellings: Brent, Bert, Bengt, Bentz, Flyberg, Flyvberg, Flybjerg, Flyvjberg

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