Stakeholder Theory

A Model for Strategic Management

  • Maria Bonnafous-Boucher
  • Jacob Dahl Rendtorff

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Ethics book series (BRIEFSETHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Maria Bonnafous-Boucher, Jacob Dahl Rendtorff
    Pages 1-20
  3. Maria Bonnafous-Boucher, Jacob Dahl Rendtorff
    Pages 21-39
  4. Maria Bonnafous-Boucher, Jacob Dahl Rendtorff
    Pages 41-51
  5. Maria Bonnafous-Boucher, Jacob Dahl Rendtorff
    Pages 53-65
  6. Maria Bonnafous-Boucher, Jacob Dahl Rendtorff
    Pages 67-78
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 79-92

About this book


This book presents an academic introduction, presentation and argument of stakeholder theory as as a model for strategic management of business firms and corporations and public organizations and institutions. The concept of stakeholder is generally used for the parties that affect or are affected by the activities of private or public organizations. Stakeholders are those interested parties who, other than shareholders, have a connection with the activities of a corporation, a firm or an organization. The reference to the stakeholders refers to a conception of a business firm as founded on negotiated governance, where the maximization of the value for the shareholder is not the ultimate criterion. In this model the stakes and the interests that are not those of shareholders or investors, and which go beyond capital and include civil society, are important. This book presents this theory and makes it known as an ethical model for strategic management that is both concrete and useful for developing democracy in the firm, and making it possible to present elements of a social contract in the context of global capitalism.


stakeholder theory stakeholder management the concept of stakeholder business studies and ethics philosophical foundations of stakeholder theory conceptual framework for business ethics epistemological debates theoretical pluralism identifying stakeholders critiques of stakeholder theory strategic management stakeholder theory in corporate strategy the stakeholder wheel strategic marketing and research in negotiation a theory of organizations

Authors and affiliations

  • Maria Bonnafous-Boucher
    • 1
  • Jacob Dahl Rendtorff
    • 2
  1. 1.French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Novancia Business SchoolParisFrance
  2. 2.Roskilde UniversityRoskildeDenmark

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