Maresca Demanuele - University of Sussex
Delving into the Front End: Exploring Innovation and Sustainability in Renewable Energy Projects
There is a need for the world to become more sustainable. This dissertation explores the front-end (FE) of renewable energy projects, through a systemic lens.
The FE, in project management, including all preliminary emergence activities, is considered to have the greatest effect on project outcomes. This inductive research comprises systematic literature reviews and interviews, and evaluations of behaviours in project case studies using causal loop diagrams.
The key contributions to the profession are a conceptual framework integrating innovation, sustainability, and project management through systems thinking, highlighting key elements for harmonising with SDGs, and nine pillars for improving FE project management.