Quotation Eskerod , Pernille , Huemann, Martina. 2011. Managing Projects for Stakeholders from a Sustainability Perspective. 1st Interdisciplinary Conference on Stakeholders, Resources and Value Creation, Barcelona, Spanien, 07.06. - 08.06..




A significant part of the global gross domestic product is initiated by projects. Further, projects create value for a number of stakeholders. At the same time an increasing strive for sustainable development can be observed, i.e. a development that incorporates the needs of both the present and the future. Based on literature reviews, we discuss the implications of applying a sustainable perspective when managing projects for stakeholders. By integrating inputs from the Project Management literature, the Stakeholder Management literature, and the Sustainable Development literature we identify three core characteristics: A sustainable perspective implies that (1) the project as a temporary organization as well as the investment initialized by the project are considered; (2) a broad range of project stakeholders are considered and integrated in the project objectives; (3) an integrative approach to stakeholder management instead of an instrumental approach is applied. By offering discussions based on three streams of literature the aim is to contribute to an improved understanding of how to translate sustainable development in projects into action and how to engage with stakeholders in a project context.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Managing Projects for Stakeholders from a Sustainability Perspective
Event 1st Interdisciplinary Conference on Stakeholders, Resources and Value Creation
Year 2011
Date 07.06. - 08.06.
Country Spain
Location Barcelona
URL http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=783


Huemann, Martina (Details)
Eskerod , Pernille (University of Southern Denmark, Department of Leadership and Strategy, Denmark)
Project Management Group AB (Details)
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