Major project managers’ internal and external stakeholder relationships: The development and validation of measurement scales

Mazur, Alicia & Pisarski, Anne (2015) Major project managers’ internal and external stakeholder relationships: The development and validation of measurement scales. International Journal of Project Management, 33(8), pp. 1680-1691.

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In this paper, we detail the development of two stakeholder relationships scales. The scales measure major project managers' perceived competence in developing (establishing and maintaining) high quality, effective relationships with stakeholders who are internal and external to their organization. Our sample consists of 373 major project managers from a sub-set of the Australian defense industry. Both the internal stakeholder relationships scale and the external stakeholder relationships scale demonstrated validity and reliability. This research has implications for the interpersonal work relationships literature and the stakeholder management literature. We recommend that researchers test these scales with multiple samples, across different project types and project industries in the future. The stakeholder relationship scales should be versatile enough to be applied to project management generally but are perhaps best suited to major project environments.

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ID Code: 87388
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Stakeholders, Stakeholder relationships, Project management, Scale development
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.07.008
ISSN: 0263-7863
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier Ltd. APM and IPMA.
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2015 00:40
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2015 00:37

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