Infrastructure Delivery Systems

Governance and Implementation Issues

  • Bankole Osita Awuzie
  • Peter McDermott

Part of the Management in the Built Environment book series (MABUEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Bankole Osita Awuzie, Peter McDermott
    Pages 1-13
  3. Bankole Osita Awuzie, Peter McDermott
    Pages 15-48
  4. Bankole Osita Awuzie, Peter McDermott
    Pages 49-87
  5. Bankole Osita Awuzie, Peter McDermott
    Pages 89-114
  6. Bankole Osita Awuzie, Peter McDermott
    Pages 115-142
  7. Bankole Osita Awuzie, Peter McDermott
    Pages 173-188

About this book


This book provides a framework for governing policy implementation by various stakeholders during the delivery of infrastructure projects. This framework relies on the tenets of the Viable Systems Model (VSM), a systems cybernetic model that enjoys a high level of acceptance in organizational analysis. The book presents a step-by-step guide for the multi-level governance of implementation during project delivery. Although the book focuses on the context of local content development policy and construction projects (infrastructure), it is presented in a manner that allows it to be adapted to other policies and sectors.  

The book includes a step-by-step methodology for assessing policy implementation in project or policy delivery systems. In addition, it shares insights into the probable challenges faced by the actors within the delivery system in achieving optimal implementation performance. Critical success factors are also highlighted, and illustrative diagrams of the framework are provided to facilitate understanding.  

The book is logically structured and presented in a straightforward manner. Also, the transposition of the VSM from a conventional organizational context to a multi-organizational context will appeal to readers with a background in systems thinking, monitoring or evaluation.


organizational cybernetics Viable Systems Model (VSM) procurement operations management Local Content Development Policy Procurement Systems Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry Infrastructure Delivery System (IDS) Viable Infrastructure Delivery System Model (VIDM) Asset Management systems cybernetic model

Authors and affiliations

  • Bankole Osita Awuzie
    • 1
  • Peter McDermott
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Built EnvironmentCentral University of TechnologyBloemfonteinSouth Africa
  2. 2.School of the Built EnvironmentUniversity of SalfordManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7290-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7291-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-0047
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-0055
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