Stakeholders Matter

Stakeholders Matter : A New Paradigm for Strategy in Society

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The dominant shareholder-value model has led to mismanagement, market failure and a boost to regulation, as spectacularly demonstrated by the events surrounding the recent financial crisis. Stakeholders Matter challenges the basic assumptions of this model, in particular traditional economic views on the theory of the firm and dominant theories of strategic management, and develops a new understanding of value creation away from pure self-interest toward mutuality. This new 'stakeholder paradigm' is based on a network view, whereby mutuality enhances benefits and reduces risks for the firm and its stakeholders. The understanding of mutual value creation is operationalized according to the license to operate, to innovate and to compete. The book develops a vision for a strategy in society in which, rather than the invisible hand of the market, it the visible hands of the firm and the stakeholders that lead to an overall increase in the welfare of society.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 296 pages
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 25 b/w illus. 10 tables
  • 1139153501
  • 9781139153508

Table of contents

List of figures; List of tables; Foreword Edward Freeman; 1. Challenges for a new paradigm in strategic management; Part I. Development of the Basic Assumptions of a New Stakeholder Paradigm: 2. The economic paradigm and its basic assumptions; 3. Contribution of stakeholder theory to our understanding of the stakeholder paradigm; 4. The stakeholder paradigm; Part II. Our Understanding of the Stakeholder Paradigm and its Operationalization: 5. Our understanding of the stakeholder paradigm operationalized in the three licenses; 6. License to operate; 7. License to innovate; 8. License to compete; 9. Challenges resulting from a paradigm shift; Appendix; Glossary; Notes; Bibliography.show more

About Sybille Sachs

Sybille Sachs is Professor and Head of the Institute for Strategic Management: Stakeholder View at the University of Applied Sciences Zurich (HWZ). In addition, she is an affiliate professor of the University of Zurich, where she established the module for Business and Society in 2000. She has published numerous articles and books in the fields of strategic management and stakeholder management and is co-author of the book Redefining the Corporation (2002). Edwin Ruhli is Professor Emeritus for Business Administration at the University of Zurich. He is also Senior Advisor at the Institute for Strategic Management: Stakeholder View of the University of Applied Sciences in Zurich. He is the author of the groundbreaking German management book Unternehmungsfuhrung I-III and has published more than 150 peer-reviewed publications in the fields of international management, corporate governance, strategic management and stakeholder management.show more