Stakeholder Theory The State of the Art Synopsis

In 1984, R. Edward Freeman published his landmark book, Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, a work that set the agenda for what we now call stakeholder theory. In the intervening years, the literature on stakeholder theory has become vast and diverse. This book examines this body of research and assesses its relevance for our understanding of modern business. Beginning with a discussion of the origins and development of stakeholder theory, it shows how this corpus of theory has influenced a variety of different fields, including strategic management, finance, accounting, management, marketing, law, health care, public policy, and environment. It also features in-depth discussions of two important areas that stakeholder theory has helped to shape and define: business ethics and corporate social responsibility. The book concludes by arguing that we should re-frame capitalism in the terms of stakeholder theory so that we come to see business as creating value for stakeholders.

Stakeholder Theory The State of the Art Press Reviews

'The book is a great tool for those who want to have a deep understanding of different perspectives of stakeholder theory. It draws together research of over thirty years as it has been applied in a number of business contexts, in a way that allows readers to understand the evolution of theory, how it has been applied and what future avenues need exploration.' Michael Jay Polonsky, Deakin University, Melbourne 'Ed Freeman and his colleagues have produced an erudite, subtle, vigorously argued account of stakeholder theory. Their provocative book will not be the last word on the subject, but it is the best contribution so far to an extraordinarily important conversation.' Edwin Hartman, New York University

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521190817
Publication date: 1st April 2010
Author: R. Edward Freeman, Jeffrey S. Harrison, Andrew C. Wicks, Bidhan L. Parmar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 362 pages
Categories: Business strategy,

About R. Edward Freeman, Jeffrey S. Harrison, Andrew C. Wicks, Bidhan L. Parmar

R. Edward Freeman is Olsson Professor of Business Administration and Co-Director of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Jeffrey S. Harrison is the W. David Robbins Chair of Strategic Management and Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at the Robins School of Business, University of Richmond. Andrew C. Wicks is Associate Professor of Business Administration, Co-Director of the Olsson Center for Ethics, and Academic Advisor for the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Bidhan Parmar is Lecturer in Business Administration at ...

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