Project Stakeholder Management – New Book by Pernille Eskerod & Anna Lund Jepsen published by Gower


20 April 2013 – London, UK – Gower Publishing has published a new book by Pernille Eskerod and Anna Lund Jepsen, Project Stakeholder Management.  The book is featured in Gower’s Advances in Project Management Series.  Eskerod and Jepsen are Professors at the University of Southern Denmark.

project-stakeholder-managementCarrying out a project as planned is not a guarantee for success. Projects may fail because project management does not take the requirements, wishes and concerns of stakeholders sufficiently into account. Projects can only be successful through contributions from stakeholders. And in the end, it is the stakeholders that evaluate whether they find that the project is a success.

To manage stakeholders effectively, you need to know your stakeholders, and their behaviours and attitudes towards the project. In Project Stakeholder Management, the authors give guidance on how to adopt an analytical and structured approach; how to document, store and retrieve knowledge; how to plan stakeholder interactions in advance; and how to make plans explicit, at the very least internally. A well-conceived plan can prevent one from being carried away in the ‘heat of the moment’ and help spend limited resources for stakeholder management in the best way.

Pernille Eskerod is Professor within Project Management at Department of Leadership and Corporate Strategy, University of Southern Denmark. She has undertaken research within project management for more than 20 years. She has published a large number of articles on the issue in, among others, International Journal of Project Management and Project Management Journal. Pernille Eskerod has tested her research ideas and results on many students and practitioners in the field as she has taught a vast number of courses in Project Management.

Anna Lund Jepsen is Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark. Her research has mainly been within consumer behaviour and marketing communications. Together with Pernille Eskerod, she has done research and published within Project Management.

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More information, reviews & free chapters for Project Stakeholder Management at: http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781409410966 

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