International Journal of Project Management, 36(2), 385–395. Dr. Atif traces the history of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)—one of the most formidable megaproject building enterprises in the US history.
Journal of Economic Geography 13 (5): 823–44.
How do large companies such as the Fortune 500 buy infrastructure (e.g. electricity, gas or rail)? Read about how big firms such as Coca Cola or ThyssenKrupp secure long-term supply of critical inputs.
Drawing on examples from hyper-scale datacentres from around the world and inparticular Facebook’s innovations in datacentre building. The research was published In Search of Good Energy Policy (Cambridge Studies on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Governance, pp. 202-223).
Vol. 70, No. 834, pp. 37-40.
Paradoxically, big is not scalable. But modular is. Read Dr. Atif’s research on scale versus scalability in megaprojects published by the Oxford University Press.
Nature, 546(7658), 363–369. Nature is the world’s top scientific journal and one of the most difficult outlets in which to publish. The paper develops a novel index to track the environmental impacts of megaprojects such as large dams.
Energy Policy 69: 43–56. Dr. Atif’s series of papers on dam megaprojects are highly impactful, cited widely among scholars, decisionmakers, and the media. Using data on the cost and time outcomes, these papers also advanced innovative data science methods in the field of megaprojects.