Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 1–13

The Stakeholder Model: The Influence of the Ownership and Governance Structures


DOI: 10.1007/s10551-004-2168-3

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Jansson, E. J Bus Ethics (2005) 56: 1. doi:10.1007/s10551-004-2168-3


This paper addresses the possibilities to introduce the stakeholder model in the firm, especially the possibility to give property or decision rights to stakeholders. This paper argues that it is not practical to give full property rights to more than one group of stakeholders. Decision rights to employees and creditors are already in place in some countries, but the possibility to introduce them more generally to other stakeholder groups depends very much on the governance and ownership structure of the firm and the legal environment. The future of the stakeholder model in a globalised economy is also analysed.


governance structureownership structureproperty rights and decision rightsstakeholders

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. d’Econ. de L’empresaUniv. Autonoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain