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The practice of public engagement on projects: from managing external stakeholders to facilitating active contributors

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posted on 28.02.2020 by Vivien Chow, Roine Leiringer
The premise of public engagement is to invite community members into the project’s decision-making processes. In project management research, public engagement is usually addressed under the umbrella of stakeholder management, which, although a useful perspective to adopt, has its limitations. In this article, a processual view is advocated, which treats public engagement as dynamic and emergent. Drawing on ethnographic data, we demonstrate how observing public engagement “in the making” helps explain the politics behind engagement efforts. This allows for conclusions to be drawn about the practice of engagement that reflects the evolving needs of stakeholders and how best to manage them.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Project Management Journal

Volume

51

Issue

1

Pages

24 - 37

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Project Management Institute, Inc

Publisher statement

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Acceptance date

05/08/2019

Publication date

2019-11-07

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

8756-9728

eISSN

1938-9507

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Vivien Chow. Deposit date: 27 February 2020

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