Organizing external stakeholder engagement in inter-organizational projects: Opening the black box

Jere Lehtinen*, Kirsi Aaltonen

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Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArticleScientificvertaisarvioitu

14 Sitaatiot (Scopus)

Abstrakti

External stakeholder engagement is crucial for delivering value to diverse stakeholders in inter-organizational projects, however, it is not straightforward to organize this in a way that adds value. The intra-organizational focus of previous research offers limited insights into the relevant roles, responsibilities, arrangements and activities in inter-organizational contexts. Moreover, comprehensive empirical studies of the phenomenon are rare. This study explicates how internal stakeholders organize external stakeholder engagement in inter-organizational projects. Our multiple-case study of two infrastructure projects in Northern Europe identified three organizing solutions based on governance, values and dynamism. While governance-based solutions provide an overall structure for organizing external stakeholder engagement, value-based solutions ensure genuine cooperation and dynamism-based solutions facilitate timely organizing. The study develops propositions that constitute a model of how external stakeholder engagement can be organized in inter-organizational projects. The findings have implications for project stakeholder management and mainstream stakeholder research.

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Sivut85-98
Sivumäärä14
JulkaisuInternational Journal of Project Management
Vuosikerta38
Numero2
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 1 helmikuuta 2020
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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