“Stakeholder power and sustainability of health projects in Uganda: the mediating role of stakeholder engagement”, Shamim Nantumbwe
Makerere University, Uganda
Purpose: This paper examines the mediating role of stakeholder engagement on the relationship between stakeholder power and the sustainability of health projects in Uganda.
Design/methodology/approach: The study is cross-sectional and co-relational. Data were collected using a questionnaire from the health projects, then analysed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Mediation was tested using Med Graph.
Findings: Findings indicate that stakeholder power positively influences project sustainability, and there is a positive and significant relationship between stakeholder power and stakeholder engagement. Findings further show that stakeholder engagement mediates the relationship between stakeholder power and project sustainability.
Research limitations/implications: Given that this study was cross-sectional, monitoring changes in behaviour over time was not possible. The results are useful for decision makers in government and NGOs, enabling them to enhance proper procedures and policies when managing health projects.
Originality/value: To the researcher’s knowledge, this is the first study to examine stakeholders’ power and stakeholder engagement on project sustainability of health projects in a developing country.
Keywords: Project sustainability, stakeholder power and stakeholder engagement, health projects.