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Stakeholder Theory

Impact and Prospects Edited by Robert A. Phillips, Associate Professor, University of Richmond, US
Honoring the twenty-fifth anniversary of R. Edward Freeman’s Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, one of the most influential books in the history of business strategy and ethics, this work assembles a collection of contributions from some of the most renowned and widely-cited scholars working in the area of stakeholder scholarship today.
Extent: 256 pp
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Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 1 84844 533 8
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  • Business and Management
  • Strategic Management
Honoring the twenty-fifth anniversary of R. Edward Freeman’s Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, one of the most influential books in the history of business strategy and ethics, this work assembles a collection of contributions from some of the most renowned and widely-cited scholars working in the area of stakeholder scholarship today.

The analyses collected here comment on the impact Freeman’s book – and stakeholder theory more generally – has had upon the fields of management and organizational ethics. This study also includes an original response from Freeman himself. As the conversation about stakeholders hits its academic and popular stride, this timely volume provides both a retrospective of stakeholder theory’s history as well as a guide to the questions that are likely to emerge during the next quarter century, providing a new foundation for future theory and practice.

This book will be an indispensible resource for any serious scholar working in the area of stakeholder theory. Additionally, because the language of managing stakeholder relationships is becoming increasingly popular, practicing executives and NGO members will find this an exceptional and informative reference.
Contributors: S.L. Berman, D.A. Bosse, T. Donaldson, H. Elms, R.E. Freeman, J.S. Harrison, E.M. Hartman, M.E. Johnson-Cramer, T.M. Jones, M. Patzer, R.A. Phillips, A.G. Scherer, P.H. Werhane
Contents:

Preface

1. Bounding the World’s Miseries: Corporate Responsibility and Freeman’s Stakeholder Theory
Heather Elms, Michael E. Johnson-Cramer and Shawn L. Berman

2. The Nature of Firm–Stakeholder Relationships: Realizing the Potential of an Underappreciated Contribution of Freeman’s 25-Year-Old Classic
Thomas M. Jones

3. Freeman: Win–Win and the Common Good
Edwin M. Hartman

4. Stakeholder Theory in Strategic Management: A Retrospective
Jeffrey S. Harrison

5. Globalization, Mental Models and Decentering Stakeholder Approaches
Patricia H. Werhane

6. The Inescapability of a Minimal Version of Normative Stakeholder Theory
Thomas Donaldson

7. Where is the Theory in Stakeholder Theory? A Meta-analysis of the Pluralism in Stakeholder Theory
Andreas Georg Scherer and Moritz Patzer

8. Stakeholder Orientation, Managerial Discretion and Nexus Rents
Robert A. Phillips, Shawn L. Berman, Heather Elms and Michael E. Johnson-Cramer

9. Stakeholders, Entrepreneurial Rent and Bounded Self-interest
Douglas A. Bosse and Jeffrey S. Harrison

10. Some Thoughts on the Development of Stakeholder Theory
R. Edward Freeman

Index