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Balancing management ‘for’ and ‘of’ stakeholders in projects and in temporary organizations

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  • Annabeth Aagaard
  • Pernille Eskerod, Webster Vienna Private University, Østrig
  • Martina Huemann, WU Vienna, Østrig
  • Claudia Ringhofer, WU Vienna, Østrig
The global developments within society have an impact on all organizations and therefore also on temporary organizations, like projects. However, these temporary organizations are often managed differently than permanent organizations, as projects are more fluid and time restricted. Yet, they still need stakeholder resources, e.g. expertise and raw materials, and how this is managed appears to have an impact on the success of the project. This paper addressed the question on how sustainable development can be enhanced by building bridge between two fundamentally different management approaches to stakeholders: management ‘of’ versus ‘for’ stakeholders. The former derives from strategic management, ‘how do we make stakeholders comply with the organization’s needs?’, whereas the latter derives from business ethics, ‘how do we accommodate the needs of the stakeholders?’. A conceptual framework pointing at links, similarities and dissimilarities is offered. Further, findings from an empirical study on how to combine the stakeholder approaches are presented. Through analysis of sustainability related projects within various industries (consultancy, forest, pollution prevention, railway, and universities), drivers and challenges are identified. Five propositions are offered.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesårjan. 2016
Antal sider32
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2016
BegivenhedEURAM 2016 - Paris, Frankrig
Varighed: 1 jun. 20164 jun. 2016

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KonferenceEURAM 2016
LandFrankrig
ByParis
Periode01/06/201604/06/2016

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