Construction Stakeholder Management and Public Sector Project Delivery – The Perspective of Ghanaian Consultants

  • E. Eyiah-Botwe Kumasi Polytechnic
  • G. K. Owiredu Kumasi Polytechnic

Abstract

Construction stakeholder management is a process of systematic stakeholder identification, engagement, analysis, planning actions and  communications, aimed at influencing stakeholders position on a project. This is essential for enhanced project delivery. Many good projects
have failed due to the absence of effective stakeholder management plan in Ghana including the proposed STX housing project, inland port and many GETFUND projects. This research explored project consultants’ understanding, consideration and management of construction project stakeholders’ expectation. Using a multiple method survey approach, a purposive sampling of quantitative survey of forty consultants working in firms which manage public projects and six interviews were conducted (80% response rate was achieved). Research findings were validated by triangulation of data, research participants and methods. The results showed that Stakeholder Management Plan was completely new to most consultants. Most consultants lacked knowledge and understanding of stakeholder management hence, the non-consideration. It was found that, consultants’ general perspective was that it is a good practice and should be implemented however, the traditional procurement method could be a
major challenge.

Published
Jun 28, 2017
How to Cite
EYIAH-BOTWE, E.; OWIREDU, G. K.. Construction Stakeholder Management and Public Sector Project Delivery – The Perspective of Ghanaian Consultants. International Conference on Applied Science and Technology Conference Proceedings, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 103 - 111, june 2017. ISSN 2467-902X. Available at: <https://conference.kstu.edu.gh/index.php/proceedings/article/view/52>. Date accessed: 24 june 2019.
Section
Housing and Waste Management