Olsson Center for Applied Ethics

Featured Publications

State of the Art coverStakeholder Theory: The State of the Art
R. E. Freeman, J. Harrison, A. Wicks, B. Parmar and S. de Colle
Cambridge University Press, 2010.

"The book is a great tool for those who want to have a deep understanding of different perspectives of stakeholder theory. It draws together research of over thirty years as it has been applied in a number of business contexts, in a way that allows readers to understand the evolution of theory, how it has been applied and what future avenues need exploration." — Michael Jay Polonsky, Deakin University, Melbourne

"Ed Freeman and his colleagues have produced an erudite, subtle, vigorously argued account of stakeholder theory. Their provocative book will not be the last word on the subject, but it is the best contribution so far to an extraordinarily important conversation." — Edwin Hartman, New York University 

Managing for Stakeholders coverManaging for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation, and Success
R. Edward Freeman, Jeffrey S. Harrison and Andrew C. Wicks
Yale University Press, 2007

“This book breaks the mold for the ‘management success’ literature. Forget what you’ve read in previous management books. Stop assuming that you have to trade off the interests of employees and customers for those of stockholders. Freeman, Harrison and Wicks show why smart managers succeed by adding value everywhere.”—Tom Donaldson, Mark O. Winkelman Professor, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Strategic Management coverStrategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach
R. Edward Freeman
Cambridge University Press, 1984 

First published in 1984 as a part of the Pitman series in Business and Public Policy, its publication proved to be a landmark moment in the development of stakeholder theory. Widely acknowledged as a world leader in business ethics and strategic management, R. Edward Freeman's foundational work continues to inspire scholars and students concerned with a more practical view of how business and capitalism actually work.



Business Ethics coverBusiness Ethics: A Managerial Approach
Andrew C. Wicks, R. Edward Freeman, Patricia H. Werhane and Kirsten Martin
Prentice Hall, 2010.

The ethical training future managers need to be successful in today’s challenging business world. For readers interested in an in-depth introduction of business ethics that emphasizes the role of ethics as a critical part to management success.



Business, Value Creation, and Society
R. Edward Freeman, Mette Morsing, Jeremy Moon, editors
Cambridge University Press

This series currently includes seven volumes:

  • Business and Public Policy
  • Stakeholders Matter
  • Business, Intergrity and Peace
  • Business Ethics as Practice
  • Entrepreneurs and Democracy
  • NGOs and Corporations
  • Corporations and Citizenship

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