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Rankinen, J.-A., Lakkala, S., Haapasalo, H., & Hirvonen-Kantola, S. (2022). Stakeholder management in PED projects: challenges and management model. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management, 34, 91–106.

Stakeholder management in PED projects : challenges and management model

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Author: Rankinen, Juha-Antti1; Lakkala, Sara1; Haapasalo, Harri1;
Organizations: 1Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4300, 90014 Oulu, Finland
2Oulu School of Architecture, University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Aalborg University, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-10-27


The importance of stakeholder analysis and stakeholder management is magnified as project complexity increases. Complex projects can be characterized by uncertainties arising from emerging technologies and the involvement of various types of stakeholders and their interests. Positive Energy District (PED) projects are an example of such undertaking, coupling novel energy solutions with distinct stakeholders and their diverse positions, claims, and requirements pertaining to the project. In this study, our objective is to provide a stakeholder management framework for future PED projects. The qualitative case study follows the theory elaboration methodology and aims to formulate a conceptual stakeholder management framework for PED projects. Thus, our contribution focuses on expanding the domain of project stakeholder management by characterizing and validating it in a new, time-relevant project context.

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Series: International journal of sustainable energy planning and management
ISSN: 2246-2929
ISSN-E: 2246-2929
ISSN-L: 2246-2929
Volume: 34
Pages: 91 - 106
DOI: 10.54337/ijsepm.6979
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
212 Civil and construction engineering
Funding: This project has received funding from the European H2020 Research and Innovation program under the Grant Agreement n°824418. The content of this document reflects only the author’s view. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.
EU Grant Number: (824418) MAKING-CITY - Energy efficient pathway for the city transformation: enabling a positive future
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