Session 222

The Questions Stakeholder Theory Does or Could Answer Best

Track M

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014


Time: 11:15 – 12:30

Interest Group Panel

Room: Paris

Session Chair:

  • Doug Bosse, University of Richmond


Each panelist will briefly share his/her ideas regarding the important research questions stakeholder theory is best suited to address, and then engage with the audience in a discussion about additional ideas that may be additive, complementary, and/or contradictory. The moderator will direct the flow and keep the conversation moving.
Some examples of broad questions that might be best addressed with stakeholder theory include:
• How do people create value for one another?
• How does competition in factor markets differ from competition in product markets?
• How can firms create different types of value for different stakeholders?
• What are the best ways to measure managerial performance?
• What vital societal functions are served by business? What is the institutional role of business in society?
• Beyond the firm-level (e.g., financials) and transaction-level (e.g., transaction cost efficiency), what units of analysis are appropriate to the study of firm performance?
• What is the role of values and other normative beliefs – things not explained by accommodations such as bounded rationality, pure self-interest, and uncertainty – in explaining the outcomes created by firms?
• How will/does innovative technology (e.g., robots) change the nature of managerial discretion?
• What changes will/does technology force on cross-border and global businesses?
• What should we be doing differently to prepare future business leaders and why?

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.

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