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Antecedents of stakeholder management in public private partnership projects in Uganda

Rogers Mwesigwa (Department of Business Administration, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda)
Vincent Bagire (Department of Business Administration, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda)
Joseph Mpeera Ntayi (Department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda)
John C. Munene (Department of Human Resource Management, Makerere University Business School, Kampala, Uganda)

World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2042-5961

Article publication date: 4 April 2019

Issue publication date: 5 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to assess stakeholder management antecedents in public private partnership (PPP) projects in Uganda.

Design/methodology/approach

This study is cross sectional and quantitative in nature. Data were collected by means of a questionnaire survey from a sample of 94 PPP projects in Uganda. Stratified random sampling was used in selecting projects for this study. Smart PLS–SEM was used for analysis.

Findings

Results from the study show that the key antecedents of stakeholder management include; communication, engagement, commitment and trust. Communication was found to be the strongest antecedent of stakeholder management. Results also show that trust and commitment are insignificantly associated with stakeholder management in PPP projects.

Research limitations/implications

This paper is limited to the antecedents of stakeholder management in PPP projects in Uganda. Further studies should be conducted in the public and private sectors where there are also multiple stakeholders.

Practical implications

The paper has documented the antecedents of stakeholder management in PPP projects in Uganda. The results will help project managers and policy makers appreciate the different antecedents of stakeholder management and how they are important in managing interests and expectations of different stakeholders.

Originality/value

This research focused on the key antecedents of stakeholder management in PPP projects within the Ugandan context.

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Citation

Mwesigwa, R., Bagire, V., Ntayi, J.M. and Munene, J.C. (2019), "Antecedents of stakeholder management in public private partnership projects in Uganda", World Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 169-181. https://doi.org/10.1108/WJEMSD-03-2018-0034

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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