Edited by Robert A. Phillips, Associate Professor, University of Richmond, US and R. Edward Freeman, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, The Darden School, University of Virginia, US

This landmark book takes a retrospective look at the most important and influential works in the study of stakeholders since Freeman’s 1984 publication, Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach. 2009 marked the 25th anniversary of this watershed in organizational scholarship, so now is an excellent time for Phillips and Freeman to revisit this topical and exciting subject.

‘The specialists in stakeholder theory Robert A. Philips and R. Edward Freeman have done a very good job in making this collection of what they consider as the most important articles in stakeholder theory. The book is a central reference collection that is indispensable for the scholar and student in stakeholder theory. . . this is a well-selected collection of the field of stakeholder management that contains all the most important articles and positions of the field of stakeholder theory.’
– Jacob Dahl Rendtorff, Society and Business Review

‘This impressive volume provides a comprehensive view of stakeholder scholarship, spanning strategic and ethical perspectives, theory and research, supporters and critics. This collection is an invaluable resource and guide for understanding the core of stakeholder scholarship, and the chapters provide a clear sense of the dialogue among scholars that has propelled an evolution in thought and practice.’
– Joshua Margolis, Harvard Business School, US

2010 688 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 780 6 £350.10 £268.00 $350.10 $389.00

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