Title
Who’s in and why? : a typology of stakeholder analysis methods for natural resource management
Description
Stakeholder analysis means many things to different people. Various methods and approaches have been developed in different fields for different purposes, leading to confusion over the concept and practice of stakeholder analysis. This paper asks how and why stakeholder analysis should be conducted for participatory natural resource management research. This is achieved by reviewing the development of stakeholder analysis in business management, development and natural resource management. The normative and instrumental theoretical basis for stakeholder analysis is discussed, and a stakeholder analysis typology is proposed. This consists of methods for: i) identifying stakeholders; ii) differentiating between and categorising stakeholders; and iii) investigating relationships between stakeholders. The range of methods that can be used to carry out each type of analysis is reviewed. These methods and approaches are then illustrated through a series of case studies funded through the Rural Economy and Land Use (RELU) programme. These case studies show the wide range of participatory and non-participatory methods that can be used, and discuss some of the challenges and limitations of existing methods for stakeholder analysis. The case studies also propose new tools and combinations of methods that can more effectively identify and categorise stakeholders and help understand their inter-relationships. (08/07/2009)
URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.01.001
URL Description
Abstract
Language
English
Author
Mark Reed
Author
Joe Morris
Author
Norman Dandy
Author
Lindsay.C. Stringer
Author
Christina Prell
Author
Claire.H. Quinn
Author
Klaus Hubacek
Author
Helena Posthumus
Author
Anil Graves

stakeholder analysis; typology; methods; identification; categorisation; inter-relationships; participation; Rural Economy and Land Use programme

Volume number
90
Issue number
5
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
ISSN
0301-4797
Copyright URL
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/authorsview.authors/fundingbodyagreements
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of publication
01 January 2009
Page reference
1933-1949
Is this item a pre-print or post-print?
Postprint
Title of journal
Journal of environmental management
Vancouver
Reed Mark et al. Who’s in and why? : a typology of stakeholder analysis methods for natural resource management. Journal of environmental management 2009; 90 (5): 1933-1949.