Scholars around the globe have published over 36,000 articles and books using Stakeholder Theory.  While clearly not a comprehensive list, the resources below provide a useful starting point to learn about the work that has been done in different areas and to chart fruitful future directions.

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Pubs_Ethical Issues_DonaldsonEthical Issues in Business: A Philosophical Approach (8th Edition)
Thomas Donaldson, Patricia Werhane and Joseph Van Zandt

Pubs_Business Ethics_WicksBusiness Ethics: A Managerial Approach Andrew C. Wicks, R. Edward Freeman,
Patricia H. Werhane and Kirsten E. Martin

Pubs_State of Art_FreemanStakeholder Theory: The State of the Art R. Edward Freeman, Jeffrey S. Harrison,
Andrew C. Wicks, Bidhan L. Parmar

Pubs_Managing for Stakeholders_FreemanManaging for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation, and Success R. Edward Freeman,
Jeffrey S. Harrison, Andrew C. Wicks

Pubs_Impact Prospects_PhillipsStakeholder Theory: Impact and Prospects
Robert A. Phillips

Pubs_Stakeholder Theory_Ethics_PhillipsStakeholder Theory and Organizational Ethics
Robert A. Phillips, R. Edward Freeman

Pubs_Srategic Mgmt_FreemanStrategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach
R. Edward Freeman

Redefining the CorporationRedefining the Corporation Stakeholder Management and Organizational Wealth
James E. Post, Lee E. Preston, and Sybille Sachs




1. Grundy, P., Hagan, K. R., Hansen, J. C., & Grumbach, K. (2010). The multi-stakeholder movement for primary care renewal and reform. Health Affairs, 29(5), 791-798.
2. Brugha, R., & Varvasovszky, Z. (2000). Stakeholder analysis: a review. Health policy and planning, 15(3), 239-246.
3. Aarons, G. A., Wells, R. S., Zagursky, K., Fettes, D. L., & Palinkas, L. A. (2009). Implementing evidence-based practice in community mental health agencies: A multiple stakeholder analysis. American Journal of Public Health, 99(11), 2087-2095.
4. Blair, J. D., & Whitehead, C. J. (1988). Too Many On The Seesaw: Stakeholder Diagnosis And Management. Journal of Healthcare Management, 33(2), 153.
5. Townsend, A., Adam, S., Birch, P. H., Lohn, Z., Rousseau, F., & Friedman, J. M. (2012). “I want to know what’s in Pandora’s box”: Comparing stakeholder perspectives on incidental findings in clinical whole genomic sequencing. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, 158(10), 2519-2525.
6. Deverka, P. A., Lavallee, D. C., Desai, P. J., Esmail, L. C., Ramsey, S. D., Veenstra, D. L., & Tunis, S. R. (2012). Stakeholder participation in comparative effectiveness research: defining a framework for effective engagement.
7. Ferguson, E., Farrell, K., James, V., & Lowe, K. C. (2004). Trustworthiness of information about blood donation and transfusion in relation to knowledge and perceptions of risk: an analysis of UK stakeholder groups. Transfusion Medicine, 14(3), 205-216.
8. Rosenstock, L., Olenec, C., & Wagner, G. R. (1998). The National Occupational Research Agenda: a model of broad stakeholder input into priority setting. American Journal of Public Health, 88(3), 353-356.
9. Quadagno, J. (2004). Why the United States has no national health insurance: Stakeholder mobilization against the welfare state, 1945-1996. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 25-44.
10. Tregunno, D., Ross Baker, G., Barnsley, J., & Murray, M. (2004). Competing values of emergency department performance: balancing multiple stakeholder perspectives. Health services research, 39(4p1), 771-792.