Factors Affecting Stakeholder’s Management in Construction of Hydropower Projects of Pakistan
Hydropower projects are usually not completed within stipulated time due to several factors like size of project, tough working environment of project locality, poor access to project site, land settlement issues, stakeholders issues, improper planning of contractor and lack of experience and competency. Pakistan is severely suffering from energy crisis dilemma. Keeping the importance of hydropower sector in current Pakistani environments, significance of stakeholder’s management in hydropower projects and lack of research in the said field, this research study was carried out. This research is aimed at exploring the critical success factors for stakeholder’s management in hydropower projects in Pakistan. Factors affecting needs and expectations of stakeholders in hydropower projects of Pakistan were also investigated and ranked. Critical factors for this research have been extracted from literature review regarding this topic in other parts of the world. Those factors were analyzed in environment of Pakistan. Questionnaire survey methodology has been utilized for collection of data or response from professionals of construction industry and particularly hydropower projects of Pakistan. Two sets of questionnaires were developed to analyze factors affecting needs and expectations of stakeholders and critical success factors for stakeholder’s management in hydropower projects of Pakistan. Critical factors were ranked using relative index value. Top three critical success factors were found to be “Proper coordination among stake holders”, “Identifying and comprehending needs of stake holders”, and “Transparency of information among stake holders Based on the study results and analysis, appropriate conclusions were proffered for successful stakeholder’s management in construction industry in general and hydropower projects of Pakistan in particular.