Tag Archives: Stakeholders

Corporate Speech and Stakeholders

At a recent discussion on the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case at the University of Virginia, a speaker stated that most publicly traded companies do not contribute to political campaigns and political action committees. The reasons the speaker … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Capitalism

How one views capitalism can inform business decisions and operational values. In a 2007 article, Freeman, Martin and Parmar write: ‚ÄúTraditional narratives of capitalism rely upon the assumptions of competition, limited resources, and a winner-take-all mentality as fundamental to business … Continue reading

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Technology and Stakeholders

Early in her talk at the University of Virginia, Professor Jennifer Griffin elicited a telling remark from a student: technology has expanded the number of stakeholders Griffin, Professor of Strategic Management & Public Policy at the George Washington University School … Continue reading

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Capitalism in Question

Recently the Academy of Management Social Issues in Management division hosted a panel discussion called, “Capitalism in Question: Towards an Economics of Justice, Sustainability, and Economic Thrivability.” Professor R. Edward Freeman participated in the discussion, where he humorously remarked that … Continue reading

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New TV Show Asks “Big Questions”

Olsson Center Senior Fellow Patricia H. Werhane, the Executive Director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University, has recently launched a new PBS program about ethics called “Big Questions.” Part documentary, part talk-show, each episode draws … Continue reading

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Purpose Matters

Guest blog post by Dr. Sybille Sachs This weekend I was visiting my father who is spending four weeks in a little village in the Swiss mountains for recovery. When I entered the hotel I was pleased with the warmth … Continue reading

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Organizational Interventions, Context and Stakeholders

Olsson Center Senior Fellow Bidhan Parmar has studied organizational interventions at companies and has some useful tips for business leaders implementing change. In a new video, he explains the importance of organizational context and the “ecosystem” in which these changes … Continue reading

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New ways of measuring company performance

by Jeffrey Harrison and Andrew Wicks         Firm performance is a fundamental issue for scholars and practitioners alike. We need a way of understanding what it means to do well, and what indicates sub-standard performance or failure. … Continue reading

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The Democratization of Business

by Olsson Center staff A major U.S. bank announces new fees for checking accounts and customers revolt. Many opt to close their accounts and take their business to competitors. A popular mail movie rental service changes its strategy much to … Continue reading

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Big Data and Ethics

by Olsson Center staff Big Data was one of the buzzwords of 2012. It captured the imaginations of journalists, academics and the business world. Like all buzzwords, it encapsulates a phenomenon that was already in existence. Large companies have been … Continue reading

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