Session 220

Applying Stakeholder Analysis in the Classroom

Track M

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014

Track T

Time: 08:00 – 09:15

Interest Group Panel

Room: Paris

Session Chair:

  • Doug Bosse, University of Richmond


Porter’s five forces industry analysis and SWOT analysis are strategy tools most often taught; however, there is a need to analyze information from different perspectives. Stakeholder analysis has the advantage of being designed to identify and consider the concerns of different groups, as well as begin to consider implementation of developed strategy. This suggests that stakeholder analysis may be one of the more relevant tools available to managers, but that it may not be consistently taught.

The need to consider stakeholder perspectives is increasingly recognized across strategic management with researchers highlighting its relevance to entrepreneurship, environmental sustainability, merger and acquisition, and organizational politics, among others. For example, CEO of Proctor and Gamble, A.G. Lafley, stressed the need to consider stakeholders because politics can be stronger than economics. Additionally, considering stakeholders offers firms the advantages of less price pressure and improved innovation and response to change.

Given recognition of the increased importance of stakeholder analysis, an important question is how to integrate it into what is taught. This interdisciplinary session draws on the knowledge of scholars and educators who will share how they approach that question -- and will engage the audience about their own teaching tips.

All Sessions in Track M...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 220: Applying Stakeholder Analysis in the Classroom
Sun: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 221: Global Stakeholder Networks
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 222: The Questions Stakeholder Theory Does or Could Answer Best
Sun: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 215: Yikes: What Now (Reloaded)?: Firm Responses to Stakeholder Activism
Sun: 17:15 – 18:30
Session 609: Stakeholder Strategy IG Business Meeting
Mon: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 213: What is In It For Us? How Sustainability Matters for Firm Strategy
Mon: 16:30 – 17:45
Session 216: What should we say? The benefits and risks of communication with stakeholders.
Tue: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 218: Willing and able to engage? Firm interactions with their stakeholders.
Tue: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 217: Value creation for whom? Stakeholder management and shareholder interests.
Tue: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 219: Managing or resolving stakeholder issues? Of governments, politics and scandals.
Tue: 17:15 – 18:30
Session 214: Can-do stakeholders? How stakeholders impact CSR and sustainability management.

All Sessions in Track T...

Sun: 08:00 – 09:15
Session 220: Applying Stakeholder Analysis in the Classroom
Sun: 09:30 – 10:45
Session 293: Researchers Hooked on Teaching / Teachers Hooked on Research
Sun: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 290: Lifelong Learning: Finding New Collaborative Models to Groom the Next Generation of Leaders
Sun: 15:45 – 17:00
Session 288: Alternatives Takes on Teaching Strategy: Balancing the (ex)Tensions
Sun: 17:15 – 18:30
Session 613: Teaching Community Business Meeting
Mon: 11:00 – 12:15
Session 292: Challenging the Way We Teach and Practice Strategy
Mon: 14:45 – 16:00
Session 289: Teaching Strategy Philosophically
Tue: 17:15 – 18:30
Session 291: Can Strategy Be Taught Online?

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