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How external stakeholders impact project management

Research Briefing

Keywords: project management, stakeholders, stakeholders, strategic actions, influence, external stakeholders, influencing strategies

A number of studies have shown what most project managers have known for a long time – that external stakeholders can have a significant impact on projects and project management. A 2014 study showed that external stakeholders can also have a significant impact on the entire project environment.

Hitherto, however, only a relatively small amount of research has been conducted looking at the impact and influence external stakeholders have on projects.

This research briefing is essential reading for anyone involved in project management and in particular project managers and leaders.

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