Development of a sustainable stakeholder management framework for construction projects in Ghana
- Authors: Eyiah-Botwe, Emmanuel
- Date: 2017
- Subjects: Construction industry - Ghana - Management , Construction industry - Developing countries , Project management - Developing countries , Economic stabilization - Ghana
- Language: English
- Type: Doctoral (Thesis)
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/280165 , uj:30100
- Description: D.Phil. (Engineering Management) , Abstract: The construction industry’s role in the infrastructure development and other sectors of the economy in developing countries is well acknowledged for its importance. Moreover, the need for an accelerated growth has led to the establishment of the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) and currently the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) for public-sector projects. Nevertheless, the diverse stakeholders involved in project development coupled with the high rate of public-sector project failure has made it receive negative public attention. Efforts by project managers to use the project management hard skills to improve project delivery have failed. However, the use of innovative stakeholder management (SM) soft skill approach has been embraced in developed countries to enhance stakeholder management success and project delivery. The identified challenge is the factors that need to be considered by project managers and a formal model to be used in Ghana as a developing country. The main aim of this study was to develop a sustainable stakeholder management framework for project SM success and enhanced project delivery. A Mixed-Method research approach was employed using a literature review and qualitative Delphi survey to explore key constructs and measurement variables. Twelve out of the Twenty experts purposively sampled from the industry using eight-factor criteria initially agreed to participate in the study. However, ten experts participated in the three-rounds Delphi survey that identified eighty-one measured variables. The variables were categorised into critical success factors CSF (59) barrier factors CBF (8) and SM output (14). Also, identified were six exogenous critical success factors and one endogenous SM success construct. The study identified SSM as a six-factor model defined by the exogenous factors of pre-stakeholder identification; stakeholder identification; stakeholder assessment; stakeholder engagement; conflict resolution; implementation, monitoring and feedback. Also identified is the direct effect of external environment (CBF) on SSM success. A quantitative questionnaire survey involving 350 purposively sampled industry participants was conducted. The 289-valid returned questionnaire constituted 82.5% response rate. Using an SPSS 16.0 for data entry, a Pre-CFA PC Varimax test was used to examine the validity and reliability of the measured variables and latent constructs. All the exogenous constructs (CSF and CBF) met the data internal consistency pre-set thresholds. Furthermore, a CFA test was conducted using a robust analytical structural equation modeling SEM IBM SPSS AMOS 22 for model fit...
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Stakeholders’ and sustainability considerations for mega infrastructure projects : a case of Accra airport city project, Ghana
- Authors: Eyiah-Botwe, Emmanuel , Aigbavboa, Clinton , Thwala, Wellington Didibhuku
- Date: 2015
- Subjects: Airport City Project
- Language: English
- Type: Article
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/67675 , uj:17631 , Citation: Eyiah-Botwe, E., Aigbavboa, C. & Thwala, W. 2015. Stakeholders’ and sustainability considerations for mega infrastructure projects : a case of Accra airport city project, Ghana.
- Description: Abstract: Studies have revealed that stakeholder management and sustainable principles consideration are essentials for mega construction project success. The aim of this paper was necessitated by the fact that though there is stakeholder dissatisfaction and lack of studies on the sustainability of the Aiport City Project (ACP) Accra, there is a proposal for second phase development. This paper evaluates stakeholders’ and sustainability measures considered for the ACP’s long term sustainability. A mixed method approach and purposive sampling was adopted. The 70% quantitative survey response rate was validated using six (6) semi-structured interviews and data analysed using a descriptive survey method. Key findings indicate that peer review of designs, project stakeholder meetings, project approval in principles and development monitoring were the measures instituted for stakeholder and sustainability considerations rather than the entire stakeholder management process. The research concludes that the ACP is only medium term sustainable due to low level stakeholder consideration, services infrastructure development, high vehicular traffic congestion, high rental values, socio-economic and cultural factors which are challenges for long term project sustainability.
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