Jeff Harrison

Robins School of Business, University of Richmond
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“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

W. David Robbins Chair in Strategic Management, Professor of Management

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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Published Work on Stakeholder Theory

(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.”

(2011) With Douglas Bosse. Stakeholders, entrepreneurial rent, and bounded self interest, Stakeholder Theory: Impact and Prospects.

(2010) With R. Edward Freeman, Andrew C. Wicks, Bobby Parmar, Simone de Colle. Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art, Cambridge University Press, 343.

(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.