Strategic Negotiation for Resolving Infrastructure Development Disputes in the Belt and Road Initiative

  • Waqas AhmedEmail author
  • Qingmei Tan
  • Sharafat Ali
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 315)


Regional economic corridors are playing a role in uplifting the infrastructure of developing countries. But, such integrations are prone to some challenges emerging from the multilevel system of governance in participating countries. It is necessary that legitimate stakeholders get involved at national, provincial and local levels using collaborative planning and development. Exclusion at any level would ultimately lead to unsolicited and undesirable outcomes. The present study uses Graph Model for Conflict Resolution (GMCR) as a primary conflict resolution tool to resolve Pakistan Railway (PR) infrastructure development disputes under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This tool takes into consideration interests of all stakeholders. It could be used for future planning by policymakers.


Regional infrastructure Planning Conflict analysis Belt and road initiative China-Pakistan economic corridor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Economics and ManagementNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingChina

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