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Title: Management of stakeholder involvement for project success at the International Institute of Agriculture (IITA) Ghana
Authors: Kofigah, Dinah Ayaba Adetola
Badu, Edward
Keywords: stakeholder
project success
Issue Date: 18-Jun-2021
Abstract: The relationship between project managers and stakeholders have a significant influence on the project processes and outcomes, and the eventual success or failure of a project. This study sought to explore the management of stakeholder involvement in project success at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). This study adopted a descriptive research design as it enabled collection of data to answer the research questions. Census and convenience sampling procedure was used to select a sample of 93 internal and external stakeholders as respondents for the study. The study used both primary and secondary data. Primary data was collected using questionnaires and analysed with SPSS version 25.0 and Microsoft Excel software. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics such as percentage, frequencies, means, standard deviations and regression analysis. The study identified research institutions, NGOs, donors, media, public institutions, civil society organizations, policy thinktanks, project communities, adopters, and farmers as key stakeholders of the institute. Stakeholder engagement in project planning, implementation and monitoring have a significant effect on project performance. Yet, stakeholder management was found to be characterized by casual and ad-hoc actions and predominantly not institutionalized. Challenges like lack of clarity on the expected use of inputs from stakeholders, time constraints, weak legal framework to support stakeholder engagement, stakeholder consultation fatigue, misaligned objectives of stakeholders, and discontinuity/leadership change were found to impact negatively on project success. The study concludes that the timing and effective management of stakeholder have a significant effect on project success. Since IITA is a projectized institution, and is engaged with multiple stakeholders at different levels, effective management is very crucial. It is recommended that stakeholder management should be institutionalized and entrusted to professionals with the relevant skills to ensure that stakeholders are actively involved at all stages of the project to ensure the success of the project.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management College of Art and Built Environment in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Project Management.November,2019
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14023
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