The Stakeholder Approach Revisited

  title={The Stakeholder Approach Revisited},
  author={R. Edward Freeman},
  journal={Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik},
  • R. Freeman
  • Published 14 December 2004
  • Business
  • Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik
The purpose of this paper is to revisit the development of the stakeholder management approach developed in “Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach” published by Pitman Publishing in 1984. A brief history of the development of this approach is followed by a summary and an assessment of the main arguments. The approach has been used in a number of research streams which are outlined. The paper ends with some suggestions for promising lines of inquiry. 
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