A Framework for Stakeholder Management and Corporate Culture

Jason Von Meding, Keith McAllister, Lukumon Oyedele, Kevin Kelly

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    Abstract

    Purpose: This paper investigates the link between two knowledge areas that have not been previously linked conceptually; stakeholder management and corporate culture. Focussing on the UK Construction Industry, the research study demonstrates mutual dependency of each of these areas on the other and establishes a theoretical framework with real potential to impact positively upon industry.

    Design/methodology/approach: The study utilises both qualitative and quantitative data collection and then analysis to produce results contributing to the final framework. Semi-structured interviews were used and analysed through a cognitive mapping procedure. The result of this stage, set in the context of previous research, facilitated a questionnaire to be developed which helped gather quantitative values from a larger sample to enhance the final framework.

    Findings: The data suggests that stakeholder management and corporate culture are key areas of an organisation’s success, and that this importance will only grow in future. A clearly identifiable relationship was established between the two theoretical areas and a framework developed and quantified.

    Originality/value: It is evident that change is needed within the UK Construction Industry. Companies must employ ethical and social stakeholder management and manage their corporate culture like any other aspect of their business. Successfully doing this will lead to more successful projects, better reputation and survival. The findings of this project begin to show how change may occur and how companies might intentionally deploy advantageous configurations of corporate culture and stakeholder management.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)22-41
    Number of pages20
    JournalBuilt Environment: Project & Asset Management
    Volume3
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • Corporate Culture; Stakeholder Management; United Kingdom Construction Industry; Theory

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