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1 Department of Accounting and Management, Allameh Tabatabae University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.



This paper introduces a novel approach to stakeholder prioritization by employing Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). The study utilizes five key criteria-stakeholder power, urgency, legitimacy, level of involvement, and project impact-to quantitatively evaluate stakeholder efficiency. DEA models tailored for each stakeholder are applied, yielding a comprehensive prioritization depicted in numerical form. The methodology showcased in this research harnesses the versatility of DEA in stakeholder analysis. The resulting prioritization aids project managers in strategic decision-making, offering valuable insights to enhance project success and minimize negative impacts. This paper contributes a practical and effective tool for project managers seeking to optimize stakeholder engagement and project outcomes.


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