Managing Social Challenges in the Nuclear Decommissioning Industry: A Responsible Approach Towards Better Performance

Invernizzi, D.C., Locatelli, G. & Brookes, N.J., 2017c. “Managing social challenges in the nuclear decommissioning industry: A responsible approach towards better performance”. International Journal of Project Management, 35(7), pp.1350–1364. DOI: doi.org10.1016/j.ijproman.2016.12.002

32 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2018

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Diletta Colette Invernizzi

University of Leeds - School of Civil Engineering

Giorgio Locatelli

University of Leeds - School of Civil Engineering

Naomi Brookes

University of Leeds - School of Civil Engineering

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

At the end of their lifecycle, several large infrastructure will have to be dismantled, presenting unfamiliar challenges. Therefore, project management will need to focus extensively on the delivery of successful decommissioning projects to meet stakeholders' expectations and funding constraints. While there is an extensive literature that investigates the techno-economic aspects of decommissioning, social aspects remain remarkably under-investigated. Even if stakeholder communication, involvement and engagement are widely believed to be key enablers for the success of a project, often the needs and preferences of local communities are neglected and a participatory-based form of dialogue averted.

Consequently, decommissioning projects fail to meet their intended objectives. Focusing on the nuclear decommissioning industry, this paper addresses the literature gap concerning social responsibility. A deductive method to formulate and validate theories regarding the social challenges for decommissioning is developed through a review and analysis of salient case studies.

Keywords: Stakeholder management; Decommissioning, Social responsibility, Participatory decision making, NIMBY syndrome

JEL Classification: O22

Suggested Citation

Invernizzi, Diletta Colette and Locatelli, Giorgio and Brookes, Noami, Managing Social Challenges in the Nuclear Decommissioning Industry: A Responsible Approach Towards Better Performance (2017). Invernizzi, D.C., Locatelli, G. & Brookes, N.J., 2017c. “Managing social challenges in the nuclear decommissioning industry: A responsible approach towards better performance”. International Journal of Project Management, 35(7), pp.1350–1364. DOI: doi.org10.1016/j.ijproman.2016.12.002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3138607

Diletta Colette Invernizzi (Contact Author)

University of Leeds - School of Civil Engineering ( email )

Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

Giorgio Locatelli

University of Leeds - School of Civil Engineering ( email )

Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

Noami Brookes

University of Leeds - School of Civil Engineering ( email )

Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom

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