College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Joseph Cleary, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This analytical case study is an experimental exploration into the utilization of stakeholder salience research to analyze land redevelopment projects from a managerial perspective. The study attempted to develop and apply a simple and approachable research model to a real redevelopment project. The research design is derived from an existing mathematical model designed to quantitatively measure stakeholder salience. Stakeholder salience theory and Pawlak’s conflict theory are the fundamental concepts used to create the research design model. The objective of this research was to assess its effectiveness when applied to a rural land redevelopment setting in the United States. The Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) redevelopment project is the rural land redevelopment project that is the focus of the study. Stakeholders pertaining to the SDC redevelopment project were identified, grouped based on interest, and surveyed for data collection. Data that was gathered from stakeholder groups of the selected case was used with the developed model to determine the perceived salience value and attitudes toward project concerns of such groups. Data analysis draws comparable results between the case at hand and prior studies while also assessing the feasibility and robustness of the developed research model.