Eurovision 2014 - en massiv budgetoverskridelse: Eurovision 2014 - the project that went wrong

Annebeth Lunden Rønje, Christoffer Gyldenløve Permin & Jonas Petersen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Following the drastic cost overrun, which took place during the hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen 2014, this project wants to highlight what factors influenced these overruns. We wish to solve this problem with the question: Which circumstances coursed that Projektselskabet ESC 2014 overran their budget involving the B&W-halls, and what could have been done to minimize these budget overruns? To highlight this issue, the project will explain why the decision of hosting the show at the B&W-Halls was chosen, as well as what role the involved partners had in the project. Hereafter the Organization Theories Carnegiemodel, Intergroup-conflicts and Rational versus Political model along with the Project Management theories Project Priority Matrix and Project Management Trade-offs will be used to answer these circumstances. To analyse the circumstances using these theories, the project implements public documents involving the development of this song contest. To complement the analysis an expert interview will be used to support the theories and provide insight in Project Management as well as Organization Theory. The analysis will be done with a critical realistic approach to highlight the underlying structures and mechanism, which caused these budget overruns. With this analysis as a benchmark, a series of solutions to minimize the budget overspending will be presented. The project can conclude that the conflicts and decision processes between DR and Projektselskabet ESC 2014 led to budget overruns. The bad communication in the decision process created conflicts and led to DR using its power, making sure their own priorities were preferred. DR’s responsibility was much bigger, than what the media has reported following the coverage of the budget overruns. This is highlighted through DR’s influence on the circumstances, conflicts, power and priorities.

UddannelserErhvervsøkonomi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato25 maj 2014
VejledereAda Scupola


  • budgetoverskridelse
  • Organisationsteori
  • Eurovision 2014
  • Projektledelse