Governmental Stakeholder and Project Owner's Views on the Regulative Framework in Nuclear Projects

Liisa Sallinen / Tuomas Ahola / Inkeri Ruuska

This paper aims at increasing understanding on a specific type of stakeholder, namely governmental stakeholders that have significant influence over projects and base their influence on a regulative framework. Focuses on how a governmental stakeholder and projects interpret the regulative framework in nuclear projects. A review of the literature presents and links two types of literature. Stakeholder literature helps to understand the characteristics of governmental stakeholders. To understand the interpretations on the framework, we used three institutional theory elements: (1) laws and rules, (2) practices, and (3) values for our analysis. This paper uses data from interviews carried out with Finnish nuclear industry experts. The results show that the interpretations on the regulative framework exist, and they are clearest in the practice element.