Influence of religious values on stakeholder management: The Islamic religious perspective

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has a direct link with the concept of stakeholders. Stakeholders consist of people or individual who are affected or can affect the organisation’s achievement and objectives. Again, stakeholders are crucial in project implementation success in the organization and are involved regularly in the organisation’s functioning and that they raise organisation’s interdependence as well as its environment. The present study identify the challenges introduced by religious values in stakeholder management in the construction industry and also finds out strategies for managing challenges from religious values in stakeholder management choosing Asokore Mampong in the Ashanti Region of Ghana as the case study. The issues the study focused on challenges introduced by religious values in managing stakeholders and strategies for managing challenges introduced by religious values in stakeholder management. The study used eighty (80) Muslims in Asokore Mampong. The instrument for the data collection was developed by the researcher, preceded by a pilot study. The pilot study was initially conducted in a similar Muslim community to ascertain its validity and reliability. The data for the study was basically from primary source in that qualitative research questions followed by closed-ended questionnaire were designed. The qualitative questions (8) sought to know how Muslims see religious values and their deep understanding of stakeholder. The quantitative questions were then designed based on the answers given during the qualitative study. The data generated was analyzed using the mean score ranking Descriptive statistics was used to test the data. The study concluded that the culture challenges emanating from religious values greatly affect stakeholder management. Further, it was concluded that communications challenges affect management of stakeholders and that the strategies to managing the challenges are project managers accommodate environmental factors, project managers consider stakeholders need, and project managers consider personal experience and aspirations and project managers include capacity building. It is therefore recommended that programme and or project implementers use their project management skills solve practical cultural and communication challenges
A thesis submitted to the Department of Construction Technology and Management, College of Art Built Environment in partial fulfilled of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Science
Religious Values and Stakeholder Management, Influence