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Tampio, K.-P., Haapasalo, H. and Ali, F. (2022), "Stakeholder analysis and landscape in a hospital project – elements and implications for value creation", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 15 No. 8, pp. 48-76.

Stakeholder analysis and landscape in a hospital project : elements and implications for value creation

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Author: Tampio, Kari-Pekka1; Haapasalo, Harri2; Ali, Farooq2
Organizations: 1Construction Management Services, Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, Oulu, Finland
2Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Emerald, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-09-22


Purpose: This study primarily aims to analyse stakeholder management challenges and how these emerge in the stakeholder landscape in a large hospital project. From this analysis, the authors aim to identify the implications that stakeholder management has on value creation in a hospital project.

Design/methodology/approach: The research method is qualitative. Empirical data were collected in three cycles: project internal documentation, thematic interviews and survey. The literature related to hospital projects, stakeholder analysis and management, stakeholder salience and landscape is summarised, informing the qualitative design of the study.

Findings: The authors noted the importance of project-specific stakeholder identification, salience analysis and landscape description. The regulatory, formal and contractual stakeholders give an over-simplistic picture on stakeholder map. The operative stakeholder map and landscape describe the complexity, uncertainty, dynamism and institutional context inducing the challenges for the stakeholder management. There is an evident potential of utilising the stakeholder landscape and its elements in the resulting collaborative value creation in hospital projects. Multiple and changing stakeholders with differing expectations are an important opportunity to improve the value creation process.

Originality/value: Stakeholder management has recently attracted much attention in the industrial project setting. This research attempts to identify the operative stakeholder landscape in a large hospital project, not to mention its impact on value creation. This study offers a framework that can help academics and project management practitioners tackle the challenges amongst project stakeholders.

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Series: International journal of managing projects in business
ISSN: 1753-8378
ISSN-E: 1753-8386
ISSN-L: 1753-8378
Volume: 15
Issue: 8
Pages: 48 - 76
DOI: 10.1108/ijmpb-07-2021-0179
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 512 Business and management
Copyright information: © 2022, Kari-Pekka Tampio, Harri Haapasalo and Farooq Ali. Published by Emerald Publishing Limited. This article is published under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) licence. Anyone may reproduce, distribute, translate and create derivative works of this article (for both commercial and non-commercial purposes), subject to full attribution to the original publication and authors. The full terms of this licence may be seen at