Possible ways to improve infrastructure project governance on front-end and planning phase. - Case study S-7 Koszwaly-Nowy Dwór Gdanski highway project in Poland
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This thesis is about the project governance scheme in the Polish road sector. It is based on the case study of the project of the expressway S-7 realized in northern Poland. The aim of this research was to present Polish road sector scheme and to analyse it with basis on the implemented project. To provide investigation properly, a literature study was performed as well as a definition of the road sector scheme based on guidelines and law acts. Based on the research, significant strengths and weaknesses were identified. The most important weaknesses were found to be, firstly, a too large number of actors in decision-making process, and secondly, slighting of the economic values. The most important strengths were found to be, firstly, a very accurate supervision of environmental impact, and secondly, the self-control of the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA). The thesis had many limitations what encourages to further research. The biggest limitation was difficulties with obtaining accurate data adopted to the analysis for project. The thesis offers two main possible ways for further research. The first consist in advancing deeper into an analysis of the road sector. The other consist in the possibility of an analysis of other sectors and, based on a comparative approach, trying to propose measures with the intention of creating a general national project governance scheme for Poland. On basis of the thesis, some suggestions were formulated based on identified European practices. Examples of these are, reducing the number of participants involved into the scheme, and addressing economic issues in more detail. This thesis should contribute real value for Polish scientists, who are interested in project governance, and international society of scientists by presenting Polish project governance scheme in road sector.