Stakeholder management in prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction projects: benchmarking the key result areas

Ibrahim Yahaya Wuni, Geoffrey Qiping Shen

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Purpose: Prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction (PPVC) projects are industrialized building systems that are co-created. Thus, effective management of the involved stakeholders is required to ensure project success. However, knowledge of how best to manage the diverse stakeholders in PPVC projects is limited. This research identified and prioritized the success factors or key result areas (KRAs) for the effective stakeholder management (SM) in PPVC projects. Design/methodology/approach: A quantitative research design was implemented involving a literature review and structured questionnaire survey with international PPVC experts. The research identified and statistically analysed 12 KRAs for SM in PPVC projects. Findings: Analysis showed that the top three KRAs for SM in PPVC projects include: effective working collaboration, communication and information sharing among participants; effective coordination of the PPVC supply chain segments; and early involvement of relevant stakeholders in the PPVC project. A factor analysis clustered the 12 KRAs into stakeholder analysis and early involvement, effective communication and information sharing and stakeholder interest integration and conflict management. Practical implications: The paper identified and prioritized the KRAs required for the effective SM in PPVC projects. To practitioners, the results may serve as decision support on the key areas to focus to ensure effective SM in PPVC projects and may guide the efficient allocation of limited resources. Originality/value: This research constitutes the first exclusive attempt at identifying and benchmarking the generic KRAs required for effective SM in PPVC projects and contributes to the SM body of knowledge in industrialized construction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-421
Number of pages15
JournalBuilt Environment Project and Asset Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2020


  • Benchmarking
  • Key result areas
  • Off-site manufacturing
  • Prefabricated prefinished volumetric construction
  • Project team
  • Stakeholder management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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