Texila’s School of Business Management (SOBM) | Texila American University
This research is restricted to Ghanaian government projects and therefore there is the need to discuss government project failure. This will help the researcher to appreciate government project failure across the world and how this sits in this study. It is on record that developed economies all over the world have had major infrastructural development, which means massive projects have occurred at some point in time in their development history. In fact, “project-based work has become a critical component of global industrial activity” and as such projects are inevitable in development. The post-World War II period saw high levels of economic growth, mainly in the Western world. This growth, which has been variously named as post-World War II economic expansion, post-war economic boom, the long boom, Golden Age. The shift away from agricultural development strategy pre-World War II to science development through Research and Development (R&D) post-World War II up to date that has made the United States of America a global superpower was administered through various projects. Clear examples include government-funded research projects instituted in universities – for postgraduate students to conduct research to enhance economic and defense development, for example, the Manhattan Project, which was specifically aimed at nuclear weapons.
Keywords: Ghanaian Government Project Failure, Abandonment Projects, Project Failure, Project