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Kivits RA 2013, 'Multi-dimensional stakeholder analysis : a methodology applied to Australian capital city airports', PhD thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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It is now well recognized that stakeholder engagement practices require an initial identification stage, before strategies and polices can be developed and employed. This thesis adopts a novel methodological approach which integrates three different perspectives on stakeholder analysis – salience analysis, frame of reference analysis and network analysis – into a multi-perspective framework. This completely new approach to stakeholder analysis, radically extends the fundamental understanding of how stakeholders and problem owners relate to each other within the stakeholder arena. The multi-dimensional stakeholder analysis approach allows the initial problem space to be recast into a more nuanced understanding of the presented problems.