Journal article

Engendering stakeholder ownership in scenario planning

L Soste, QJ Wang, D Robertson, R Chaffe, S Handley, Y Wei

Technological Forecasting and Social Change | Elsevier | Published : 2015


Achieving stakeholder ownership is a frequently espoused benefit of participatory planning processes. However, little is written about what stakeholder ownership actually means, and more importantly, how participation needs to be structured in order to achieve it. We explore the nature of stakeholder ownership and propose a conceptual framework which distills the requirements for its achievement into two themes-project governance and engagement processes. These themes are then enacted within each stage of an exploratory scenario planning process. Project governance deals with control and transparency in decision-making. It seeks to ensure that stakeholders make key decisions on project direc..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge project funding by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, Goulburn-Murray Water, Victorian Department of Primary Industries, Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment, Land and Water Australia's National Program for Sustainable Irrigation, the Co-operative Research Centre for Irrigation Futures and the National Action Plan for Salinity and Water Quality.