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ERIC Number: EJ879300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
Stakeholder Analysis in Higher Education: A Case Study of the University of Portsmouth
Chapleo, Chris; Simms, Christopher
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v14 n1 p12-20 Jan 2010
The issue of stakeholder identification and management is relatively well understood in the literature for private sector organisations, and its importance is increasing across all developed countries. However, whilst stakeholder theory has been advanced in commercial arenas, there is less research in the public and non-profit areas, particularly with regard to universities. Stakeholder identification and management are important disciplines in terms of effective management "making decisions" and planning strategy, identifying problems to be solved, and ultimately knowing who may exert their influence over the organisation. Identifying and understanding the stakeholders of relevance to an organisation, and their influence or interest, is therefore of key importance to managers and policy-makers. This article investigates this gap in the literature, namely specific understanding of stakeholders and the nature of stakeholder management for universities. In this context the study focuses on the identification and prioritisation of stakeholders for a UK university, a process that may be "key to the success of public sector organisations." Whilst stakeholder identification and classification is a familiar concept, its application to the particular context of a UK university is less explored, and this article aims to drive more effective university stakeholder management through "improving management, creating public value and advancing the common good." The article employs a case study approach that focuses on the University of Portsmouth, a large, modern UK university. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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