“Stakeholder configurations created by entrepreneurs, because they are complex social systems, can lead to sustainable competitive advantages for the organizations these entrepreneurs create.”
Robins School of Business, University of Richmond
Research Interests: Business ethics, business planning, diversification, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, social responsibility of business, stakeholder issues, strategic management
First published on the Stakeholder Theory in 19967 with “Managing and Partnering with External Stakeholders,” Academy of Management Review.
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(2011) Stakeholder Theory in Strategic Management: A Retrospective, 25 Years of Stakeholder Theory: Original Essays in Honor of the 25th Anniversary of R. Edward Freeman’s “Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach.”
(2010) With Bobby L. Parmar, R. Edward Freeman, Andy C. Wicks, Linda Purnell, Simone de Colle, Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art, Academy of Management Annals, 2010, 403-445.
(2010) With Joseph E. Coombs. Stakeholder Treatment Amongst IPOs and the Acquisition of Resources for Entrepreneurial Ventures, Journal of Enterprising Culture, 2010, 29-48.
(2010) With Douglas Bosse, Robert A. Phillips, Managing for Stakeholders, Stakeholder Utility Functions and Competitive Advantage. Strategic Management Journal, 2010, 58-74.
(2009) With Douglas Bosse and Robert A. Phillips. Stakeholders, Reciprocity, and Firm Performance. Strategic Management Journal, 2009, 447-56.
(2007) R. Edward Freeman, Andrew Wicks. Managing for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation and Success, Yale University Press.
(2002) A Stakeholder Perspective of Entrepreneurial Activity: Beyond Normative Theory. Business Ethics Quarterly: Ruffin Series Number 3, 2002, 143-150.
(1999) With James O. Fiet. New CEOs Pursue Their Own Self-interests by Sacrificing Stakeholder Value. Journl of Business Ethics, 1999, 301-308.
(1999) With R. Edward Freeman. Stakeholders, Social Responsibility and Performance: Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Perspectives. Academy of Management Journal, 479-487.
(1997) Strategic Management of Organizations and Stakeholders, South-Western Publishing Company, 850.
(1996) With Caron H. St. John. Managing and Partnering with External Stakeholders, Academy of Management Executive, 1996, 46-60.