This chapter explains the methodological foundations of the study on the personal lives of megaproject leaders studied in this book. To capture an in-depth understanding of career transitions and work identities of people leading megaprojects we used a biographical research method. Biographical research method is defined as research undertaken on individual lives and work, employing autobiographical documents, interviews or other sources. As life stories are real stories, their analysis must be closely linked to narrative analysis, focusing on time, social relations and place. We combine these three clusters with the concepts of past, present and future. This created a matrix by which the life stories of the studied megaproject leaders have been analyzed.
|Title of host publication||Megaproject leaders|
|Subtitle of host publication||Reflections on personal life stories|
|Editors||Nathalie Drouin, Shankar Sankaran, Alfons van Marrewijk, Ralf Müller|
|Place of Publication||Cheltenham, UK|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishers|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2021|