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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.
|Publication date:||1st April 2010|
|Author:||R. Edward Freeman, Jeffrey S. Harrison, Andrew C. Wicks, Bidhan L. Parmar|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
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 ...More About R. Edward Freeman, Jeffrey S. Harrison, Andrew C. Wicks, Bidhan L. Parmar