Understanding dyadic promoter-stakeholder relations in complex projects

Janita F.J. Vos, Albert Boonstra, Marjolein C. Achterkamp

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In this study, we propose a Bilateral Double Motive framework of stakeholder cooperation in complex projects. The framework analyses and explains dyadic promoter-stakeholder relationships at a micro level by acknowledging both transactional and relational motives. We demonstrate the framework’s usefulness by illustrating its explanatory power in two instances of cooperation and two of non-cooperation within two health information technology projects. The study contributes to project management theory through its combined focus on transactional and relational motives. Further, the study contributes to practice by providing a tool for planning and evaluating cooperation in health IT projects and similar complex multi-stakeholder environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-23
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Information Systems and Project Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 12-Dec-2016


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  • project stakeholder management;
  • romoter-stakeholder cooperation

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