An empirical study on project management of reconstruction after disaster based on interpretation system

Jun Zhou, Hanzhao Wang


Purpose: Recently natural disasters frequently occur all over the world. However, the stakeholder management of post-disaster reconstruction is often a neglected field because of its particularity. This study investigates a model of stakeholder management for managers in post-disaster reconstruction project.

Design/methodology/approach: Based on the interpretation system model, this study makes a deep analysis of the stakeholder management of post-disaster reconstruction with the case of reconstruction project in Wenchuan.

Findings: The results reveal that the managers should take divergent actions to collect data of stakeholders in different situations. The discovering mode is suitable in a simple stakeholder environment and the undirected viewing mode is suitable in a relatively complex environment.

Practical implications: This paper establishes a scientific archived management report of the stakeholders in Wenchuan reconstruction project to provide the suggestions and the experiences for the future projects.

Originality/value: Past stakeholder management models are not suitable in reconstruction project because of its particularity. This study takes interpretation system as a new model for stakeholder management in reconstruction project, allowing managers to take the optimal actions in different stakeholder environment.


Post-disaster reconstruction, project management, stakeholder management, interpretation system

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Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 2008-2024

Online ISSN: 2013-0953; Print ISSN: 2013-8423; Online DL: B-28744-2008

Publisher: OmniaScience