Current faculty research:
- Stakeholder value creation
- Ethical leadership
- Conscious Capitalism
- Stakeholder responsibility
- Values-based leadership
- Public trust in business
- Ethics and sustainability
Stakeholder Theory: A brief history
For the more than three decades scholars have developed the idea that a business has stakeholders, or groups and individuals who have a stake in the success or failure of a business. Stakeholder Theory was further outlined by R. Edward Freeman in his award-winning 1984 book Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, in which he suggests that businesses build their strategy around their relationships with key stakeholders. Stakeholders such as customers, employees, suppliers, financiers and communities are all vital to a firm’s success.
Read more on the Stakeholder Theory website.
Stakeholder Theory Conferences
- 2006 – Thomas Jones, University of Washington Foster School of Business
- 2008 – Jeffrey S. Harrison, University of Richmond Robins School of Business
- 2010 – Paul Godfrey, Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business
- 2012 – Andrew C. Wicks, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
Read more about the Stakeholder Theory Conference at Darden.