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Unpacking the connections between network and stakeholder management and their application to road infrastructure networks in Queensland

Beach, Sandra, Keast, Robyn L., & Pickernell, David (2012) Unpacking the connections between network and stakeholder management and their application to road infrastructure networks in Queensland. Public Management Review, 14(5), pp. 609-629.

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Abstract

Since the late twentieth century, there has been a shift away from delivery of infrastructure, including road networks, exclusively by the state. Subsequently, a range of alternative delivery models including governance networks have emerged. However, little is known about how connections between these networks and their stakeholders are created, managed or sustained. Using an analytical framework based on a synthesis of theories of network and stakeholder management, three cases in road infrastructure in Queensland, Australia are examined. The paper finds that although network management can be used to facilitate stakeholder engagement, such activities in the three cases are mainly focused within the core network of those most directly involved with delivery of the infrastructure often to the exclusion of other stakeholder groups.

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ID Code: 51064
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Stakeholder Engagement, Governance Network, Network Management, Road Infrastructure
DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2011.642563
ISSN: 1471-9037
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement (150303)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the [Public Management Review] © [2012] [copyright Taylor & Francis]; [Public Management Review] is available online at: www.tandfonline.com
Deposited On: 27 Jun 2012 09:51
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2014 11:32

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