Roya Derakhshanalavijeh

Roya Derakhshanalavijeh




POLIMI - Milan





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Skype: roya.derakhshan
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Roya Derakhshan is a PhD student in Polimi (home) and UPM (Host). Her research has a focus on stakeholder management practices in large organizations with a specific concentration on marginalized external stakeholders such as local communities. Her research interests involve areas of governance and the interrelation among stakeholders within and across the borders of project organization. Roya has a B.Sc. degree in civil engineering and a M.Sc. is Construction management from Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (Iran) and several years of working in construction industry which have given her the opportunity of facing the issues incorporated with large projects due to mismanagement of stakeholders.
Noticing about the over emphasis of stakeholder management studies on organization’s strategies, she tries to integrate stakeholders’ perspective into the debate and to do so she applies a terrain of constructs from feminist stakeholder theory to psychological processes underpinning the stakeholders’ perception from organizations’ behavior.
The results of her PhD research were presented in several international conferences and published in top ranked project management journals. Her article presented in EURAM conference, was awarded as the best student article in 2018.


-Derakhshan, R., Fernandes, G., & Mancini, M. (2019). Evolution of Governance in a Collaborative University-Industry Program. Project Management Journal (In Press).

-Derakhshan, R., Frias, V G. (2019), Mistakes in Managing Local Community; Exploring the Case of Repsol in Canary Islands, In Proceedings of 3rd European IEOM conference2019, Pilsen, Czech Republic, July 2019.

- Di Maddaloni, F., & Derakhshan, R. (2019). A leap from negative to positive bond. A step towards project sustainability. Administrative Sciences, 9(2), 41.

-Derakhshan, R., Turner, R., & Mancini, M. (2019). Project governance and stakeholders: a literature review. International Journal of Project Management, 37(1), 98-116.

-Derakhshan, R., Mancini, M., & Turner, J. R. (2019). Community’s evaluation of organizational legitimacy: Formation and reconsideration. International Journal of Project Management, 37(1), 73-86.

-Derakhshan, R. (2019), Building Projects on the Local Community’s Planet. In Proceedings of EURAM 2019, the European Academy of management Conference, Lisbon, June 2019, Track: Business and Society. M, Pellegrini (ed).

- Di Maddaloni, F., Derakhshan, R. (2019), Normative Formulation of Stakeholder Theory as a Tool to Enhance Project Sustainability. In Proceedings of EURAM 2019, the European Academy of management Conference, Lisbon, June 2019, Track: Project Organizing. A, KocK (ed).

- Derakshanalavijeh, R., Turner, J.R. & Frias, V G. (2018). How local community perceives project organization’s activities? A step towards psychological aspects of stakeholder management. In Proceedings of EURAM 2018, the European Academy of management Conference, Reykjavik, June 2018, Track: Project Organizing. A, KocK (ed). (Winner of the IPMA-PMI best student paper award).

- Derakshanalavijeh, R., Turner, J.R. & Mancini, M. (2018). Rebuilding organization’s legitimacy in the eyes of local community; case study of oil and gas megaprojects. In Proceedings of EURAM 2018, the European Academy of management Conference, Reykjavik, June 2018, Track: Project Organizing. A, KocK (ed).

- Derakhshan, R., Ahmadi, A., (2018). Managing Communications with Local Communities in Large Projects. In Proceedings of International Project Management Conference (2018), Tehran, January 2018.

- Mancini, M. Derakshanalavijeh, R. (2017). Uncertainty in Megaprojects: Opportunities for the Future. In Proceedings of IEOM 2017, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Rabat, April 2017.

- Derakshanalavijeh R., Mancini, M. & R., Turner, J.R. (2017). Project Governance Literature, What Has Been Done in Two Major Sources of Knowledge. In Proceedings of IRNOP 2017, International Research Network on Organizing by Project, Boston, June 2017

- Derakhshanalavijeh, R., & Teixeira, J. M. C. (2017). Cost overrun in construction projects in developing countries, gas-oil industry of Iran as a case study. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 23(1), 125-136.


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