|2||The growing globalization of the architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) fields|
|3||Impact of globalization and the current financial crisis on construction industry||
Moavenzadeh, Fred. “Globalization Strategies of Selected E&C Firms.” Working paper. Cambridge, MA: MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, 2009.
Jacque, Laurent L., and Paul M. Vaaler, eds. Financial Innovations and the Welfare of Nations. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001. ISBN: 9780792373285. (Peruse introductory material as general background for class discussion.)
|4||20/20: vision for the future of the A/E/C field||
Measuring Productivity and Evaluating Innovation in the U.S. Construction Industry. Building Futures Council whitepaper. Alexandria, VA: Building Futures Council, 2006. (PDF)
Greatest Construction Projects: a Look Back at 125 Years of Construction Milestones. Engineering News-Record (1999): 2-33.
|5||Marketing||Moavenzadeh, Fred. “Marketing in the Construction Industry.” Working paper. Cambridge, MA: MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, 2009.|
|6||International markets, networking/marketing and selecting the appropriate project delivery system||Flyvbjerg, Bent, Mette Skamris Holm, and Soren Buhl. “Underestimating Costs in Public Works Projects.” Journal of the American Planning Association 68, no. 3 (2002): 279-295.|
|8||Navigating the increasingly treacherous global markets||
Emmons, Willis, and Monica Brand. “Empresas ICA and the Mexican Road Privatization Program.” Harvard Business School Case. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing. Case: 793-028, March 24, 1993.
|9||Risk management opportunities and parochialism and other barriers to overseas involvement||
Ybarra, Shirley J. “VMS Asset Management Contract for Virginia’s Interstate Highways.” Public Works Financing (1998): 26-30.
“2008 Corruption Perceptions Index.” Transparency International, 2008. (Review the rankings table.)
“Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010.” World Economic Forum, 2009.
Friedman, Thomas L. The Lexus and the Olive Tree. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000. ISBN: 9780374185527. (Read chapters 17 and 18.)
|10||Productivity, competitiveness, and innovation|
|11||Project delivery systems||
King, Ralph, and Charlie McCoy. “Bechtel’s Power Outage.” Business 2.0, March 1, 2004, pp. 80-90.
Wolff, Derish. “Is Your Firm the Next Enron?” Cambridge, MA: The Louis Berger Group, 2009.
Friedman, Thomas L. The Lexus and the Olive Tree. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2000. ISBN: 9780374185527. (Read chapters 19 and 20.)
|12||Megacities and the environment|
|13||Report to board of directors|