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Governmental stakeholder and project owner's views on the regulative framework in nuclear projects

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-47
Number of pages15
JournalProject Management Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


This article aims at increasing the understanding of a specific type of stakeholder, namely governmental stakeholders who have significant influence over projects and base their influence on a regulative framework. Various parties in nuclear projects create their own interpretations of the framework. To understand why there are differences in these interpretations, we used three institutional elements: (1) laws and rules, (2) practices, and (3) values for analysis. This article uses interview data from a nuclear industry governmental stakeholder and a project owner. The results show that interpretations are not always coherent, and the incoherencies are clearest in the practice element.


  • governmental stakeholder, institutional theory, nuclear project, project owner, regulative framework