|ERA Journal ID||19203|
|Authors||McGrath, Stephen Keith (Author) and Whitty, Stephen Jonathan (Author)|
|Journal Title||International Journal of Managing Projects in Business|
|Journal Citation||10 (4), pp. 721-748|
|Number of Pages||28|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-12-2016-0097|
|Web Address (URL)||https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJMPB-12-2016-0097/full/html|
Purpose – To create a ‘refined’ (with unnecessary elements removed) definition of the term stakeholder, thereby removing confusion surrounding the use of this term from the general and project management arenas.
Design/methodology/approach – A method of deriving refined definitions for a group of terms by ensuring there are no unnecessary elements causing internal conflict or overlap is adopted and applied to resolve the confusion.
Findings – The refined definitions of stake and stakeholder are in terms of an interest and activity.
Research limitations/implications – Resolution of the academic contention around the definition of
Practical implications – Projects and businesses alike can benefit from removal of confusion around the
Social implications – A refined definition of the stakeholder concept will facilitate building social and
Originality/value – Clarity results in the avoidance of confusion and misunderstanding together with their
|Keywords||stakeholder, customer, define, refined definition, stake|
|ANZSRC Field of Research 2020||350711. Organisational planning and management|
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|Byline Affiliations||School of Management and Enterprise|
|Institution of Origin||University of Southern Queensland|
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