Professor (Chair) of New Infrastructure Development


Tel: 0161 306 3486
Location: Alliance Manchester Business School, East building, room F5
Manchester Business School
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL, Manchester, UK

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Design and Organizations, Collective Action, New Infrastructure Development, Megaproject leadership and governance


Projects: Organization, Management, and Strategy (Undergraduate)

Megaproject Leadership and Strategy (Graduate-standing/MSc.)

New Business Ecosystems: Infrastructure and the Shared Economy (Graduate-standing/MBA)

MBA Global Project Supervision
2016-2017, SEEINFRA -Social, Environmental, and Economical Infrastructure Rating Agency


Nuno is a Professor of New Infrastructure Development. Nuno focuses his research on the design of structures and processes can bring the best of people in consensus-oriented collective-action settings, and make the world a better place to live and share with future generations

Nuno's research has been predominantly informed by studying new capital-intensive technology developments notably infrastructure systems so-called 'megaprojects'


Gil, N., Pinto, J. 2018. Polycentric Organizing and Performance: A Contingency Model and Evidence from Megaproject Planning in the UK. Forthcoming in Research Policy

Gil, N. 2016. Creating a Polycentric Commons to Develop Non-Decomposable Infrastructure. Manchester Business School Working Paper. The University of Manchester


2016, China Africa Research Initiative, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, October, Washington, DC, USA

2016, Mega Projects: Challenges, Performance Targets & Consensus Building, Keynote Speech, Click here to see my powerpoint presentation SBE16, Cairo, Egypt


2018, 6th Megaprojects Workshop : Theory meets Practice, One Belt, One Road, Emergent Markets, and Megaprojects, 25-26 October, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

2017, Panel Symposium, Designing Organizations to ‘Win’ in Pluralistic Settings Academy of management, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

2017, 5th Megaprojects Workshop : Theory meets Practice. Held in Conjunction with the Engineering Project Organization Conference (EPOC). Stanford Sierra Camp, Lake Tahoe, CA, USA

2016, Professional Development Workshop, Collective Action II: New Connections between Collaboration, Technology, and Organization Design Academy of Management, Anaheim, California

2016, 4th Megaprojects Workshop : Theory meets Practice. Innovation, Learning, and Design. LUISS Business School, Rome, May (co-organizer).

2015, Co-organiser with Alnoor ALBRAHIM (Harvard Business School) Collective Action: Exploring New Connections between Collaboration, Technology, and Organization Design. All-Academy Professional Development Workshop , 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August.

2015, Co-organiser, 3rd Megaprojects Workshop : Theory meets Practice, Washington, D.C., June 4-5

2014, Organizer, Elinor Ostrom’s Commons Theory meets the Academy: Exploring Complementarities and Overlaps, Professional Development Workshop, 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, August 1-5. Participants: Shaz ANSARI (Cambridge); Carliss BALDWIN (Harvard), Charlotte HESS (Syracuse); Peter KLEIN (Missouri); Phanish PURANAM (Insead).