Stakeholder analysis and mapping as targeted communication strategy

J Nurs Adm. 2012 Sep;42(9):399-403. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182668149.


This department highlights change management strategies that may be successful in strategically planning and executing organizational change initiatives. With the goal of presenting practical approaches helpful to nurse leaders advancing organizational change, content includes evidence-based projects, tools, and resources that mobilize and sustain organizational change initiatives. In this article, the author highlights the importance of stakeholder theory and discusses how to apply the theory to conduct a stakeholder analysis. This article also provides an explanation of how to use related stakeholder mapping techniques with targeted communication strategies.

MeSH terms

  • Community-Institutional Relations*
  • Health Plan Implementation*
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination*
  • Nurse Administrators
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Planning Techniques*
  • United States