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Stakeholder Participation in Project Initiation: A Foundation to Completion of Urban Road Transport Infrastructure Projects, Kenya
Journal of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2020, Pages: 11-19
Received: Nov. 9, 2019; Accepted: Dec. 7, 2019; Published: Mar. 24, 2020
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Johnson Matu, Project Planning and Management, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Dorothy Ndunge Kyalo, School of Open and Distance Learning, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
John Mbugua, School of Open and Distance Learning, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Angeline Sabina Mulwa, School of Open and Distance Learning, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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Cost overrun and delays are major impediments to project completion in road construction industry globally. Stakeholder participation in construction cycle could present a solution to these challenges. The purpose of this study was therefore, to examine the influence of stakeholder participation in project initiation on completion of urban road transport infrastructure projects in Kenya. The unit of analysis was the road construction projects implemented by Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA). Pragmatic research paradigm was chosen for this study to facilitate mixed research methods. The study adopted descriptive survey and correlational research designs. The target population was 1593 and the sample size was 309 respondents. Purposive and simple random sampling procedures were utilized. A five-point Likert type scale questionnaire was used to collect quantitative data while interview guides were used to collect qualitative data. The study then applied both descriptive and inferential statistics for the data analysis. The study found that participation in project initiation had a positive and significant influence on the completion of urban road transport infrastructure projects in Kenya (r=0. 859, R2=0. 737, F (1, 212)=594.869, p<0.001<0.05). The study established that there was a positive influence of participation in project initiation on completion of urban road transport infrastructure projects in Kenya. The study recommends formulation of a policy framework to sensitize stakeholders on their participation in project initiation, project design and project construction to enhance effective project implementation and completion. The study recommends hiring of competent and experienced project managers to ensure effective implementation of urban road transport infrastructure.
Stakeholder Participation, Stakeholder Engagement, Project Initiation, Urban Road Transport Infrastructure Projects
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Johnson Matu, Dorothy Ndunge Kyalo, John Mbugua, Angeline Sabina Mulwa, Stakeholder Participation in Project Initiation: A Foundation to Completion of Urban Road Transport Infrastructure Projects, Kenya, Journal of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 11-19. doi: 10.11648/j.jccee.20200501.12
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