Measuring the social impact of infrastructure projects: the case of Gdańsk International Fair Co.

Anna Zamojska , Joanna Próchniak

Abstract

Efficient infrastructure is a prerequisite of, and critical to, development. Only some projects generate a positive rate of return, but all of them should generate positive non-economic impacts and contribute social gains. Social impact is considered as a consequence or effect of decisions or interventions which lead to development. It can also be considered as a social consequence of development. The main problem of social costs and benefits is that the impact is difficult to predict and quantify and can be taken into account differently by authorities, decision makers and project developers. The main purpose of the paper is to identify and demonstrate a concept of the social impact of infrastructure projects. The principal methods used are a review of existing social science literature and surveys based on focus group interviews, devoted stakeholders of infrastructure projects, and their involvement at different stages of the project. The expected result is a set of outputs and outcomes which demonstrates social impacts (costs and benefits) related to stakeholders’ groups of the analyzed project.
Author Anna Zamojska KE
Anna Zamojska,,
- Department of Econometrics
, Joanna Próchniak ZRP
Joanna Próchniak,,
- Business Economics Unit
Journal seriesJournal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation, ISSN 2299-7326, e-ISSN 2299-7075 [1734-1590]
Issue year2017
Vol13
No4
Pages25-42
Publication size in sheets0.85
Keywords in Polishprojekt infrastrukturalny, wpływ społeczny, analiza korzyści i kosztów
Keywords in Englishinfrastructure project, social impact, cost and benefit analysis
DOIDOI:10.7341/20171342
URL https://doi.org/10.7341/20171342
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)14
ScoreMinisterial score = 14.0, 09-02-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 14.0, 09-02-2018, ArticleFromJournal
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