Investigating stakeholder concerns during public participation

Li, Terry H.Y., Ng, Shiu Tong Thomas, Skitmore, Martin, & Li, Nan (2016) Investigating stakeholder concerns during public participation. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer, 169(4), pp. 199-219.

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Abstract

Developing major infrastructure and construction (MIC) projects is complicated, since it involves multifaceted policy issues. As a result, appropriate participatory mechanisms have been increasingly employed to improve the legitimacy of the project decision process. Yet it cannot always guarantee a mutually acceptable solution since the expectations and requirements of multiple stakeholders involved can be diverse and even conflicting. Overcoming this necessitates a thorough identification and careful analysis of the expectations of various stakeholder groups in MIC projects. On the other hand, though most project stakeholder concerns are consistent across the globe, contextual differences may lead to diverse priority levels being attached to these factors. This research, therefore, aimed to examine the perceptual differences between paired stakeholder groups from mainland China mega-cities and Hong Kong in rating their concerns over MIC projects. The research findings are expected to benefit both the Central Government of China and the Government of Hong Kong SAR for coping better with the rapid expansion of MIC projects in the territory and the increasing expectations of social equality, and therefore achieving the much desired harmonious development of the community.

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ID Code: 93112
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Infrastructure Planning, Public Policy, Social Impact
DOI: 10.1680/jmuen.15.00018
ISSN: 0965-0903
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 ICE Publishing
Deposited On: 22 Feb 2016 03:50
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 16:00

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