Dr Chantal Cantarelli
Lecturer in Operations Management
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Sheffield University Management School
Chantal Cantarelli is a lecturer in Operations Management at the Sheffield University Management School.
Prior to joining the University of Sheffield, Chantal worked as a Research Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Chantal received her PhD in 2011 on theoretical and empirical notions of cost overruns in transport infrastructure projects the Netherlands and worldwide. She took her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Delft University of Technology.
Her Master Thesis received the Cuperus award 2007 for the best Master Thesis at a Dutch University in the field of transport studies and technology.
Chantal has published in some of the leading international transport and planning journals including Transport Policy, Journal of Transport Geography, and Environment and Planning.
She has consulted both government and business on issues of megaproject planning and approval.
- Research interests
Chantal’s research interests are in improving the success of megaprojects using theories in front-end planning, decision-making, risk management, and organisational behaviour.
Her research focuses particularly on the influence of project ownership and financing on project performance.
Furthermore, Chantal’s research interests are in studying the phenomenon of escalation of commitment in the decision-making of projects as an explanation for project failure.
Other research interests include public-private partnerships, public sector efficiency and effectiveness.
Chantal is a member of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre and the Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC) at the University of Sheffield.
- On de-bunking “Fake News” in the post-truth era : how to reduce statistical error in research. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 126, 409-411. View this article in WRRO
- Five things you should know about cost overrun. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 118, 174-190. View this article in WRRO
- Explaining cost overruns of large-scale transportation infrastructure projects using a signalling game. Transportmetrica A: Transport Science, 9(3), 239-258.
- Geographical variation in project cost performance: the Netherlands versus worldwide. Journal of Transport Geography, 24, 324-331.
- Different cost performance: different determinants?. Transport Policy, 22, 88-95.
- Characteristics of cost overruns for Dutch transport infrastructure projects and the importance of the decision to build and project phases. Transport Policy, 22, 49-56.
- Geographical variation in project cost performance: the Netherlands versus worldwide, 24(C), 324-331.
- Different cost performance: different determinants?, 22(C), 88-95.
- Lock-in and its influence on the project performance of large-scale transportation infrastructure projects: investigating the way in which lock-in can emerge and affect cost overruns. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 37(5), 792-807.
- Cost overruns in large-scale transportation infrastructure projects: Explanations and their theoretical embeddedness. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 10(1), 5-18.
- Decision Making and Major Transport Infrastructure Projects: The Role of Project Ownership. In Hickman R, Givoni M, Bonilla D & Banister D (Ed.), Handbook on Transport and Development Edward Elgar Publishing
- Lock-in and Its Influence on the Project Performance of Large-Scale Transportation Infrastructure Projects: Investigating the Way in Which Lock-In Can Emerge and Affect Cost Overruns. In Flyvbjerg B (Ed.), Megaproject Planning and Management: Essential Readings Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
- 'Mega-projects' cost performance and lock-in: problems and solutions In Priemus H & van Wee B (Ed.), International Handbook on Mega-Projects (pp. 333-355). Edward Elgar
- Mega-projects’ cost performance and lock-in: problems and solutions (pp. 333-355). Edward Elgar Publishing
Conference proceedings papers
- Cost overruns in large-scale transportation infrastructure projects: Which explanations can be given?. 2008 First International Conference on Infrastructure Systems and Services: Building Networks for a Brighter Future (INFRA), 10 November 2008 - 12 November 2008.
- Characteristics of Cost Overruns for Dutch Transport Infrastructure Projects and the Importance of the Decision to Build and Project Phases.
- Lock-in and Its Influence on the Project Performance of Large-Scale Transportation Infrastructure Projects. Investigating the Way in Which Lock-in Can Emerge and Affect Cost Overruns.
- Research group
Chantal is interested in supervising doctoral students in the field of operations management and project management.
She is keen to supervise students who have an interest in quantitative or qualitative methods in research related to major programmes.