Publication date: 7 April 2003
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Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking 2: Relationships, Communication, Reporting and Performance
This book is the companion to Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking: Theory, Responsibility and Engagement, which examined many emerging theoretical and normative issues and was released to acclaim in October 2002. Unfolding Stakeholder Thinking 2 collects a series of essays by leading researchers worldwide to focus on the practice of stakeholder engagement in terms of relationship management, communication, reporting and performance.
The evolution of stakeholder thinking has led to a new view of the firm as an organism embedded in a complex web of relationships with other organisms. The role of management becomes immensely more challenging, when stakeholders are no longer seen as simply the objects of managerial action but rather as subjects with their own objectives and purposes. This book captures the complexity of managing relationships with stakeholders and will provide both practitioners and researchers with a wealth of information on the benefits and consequences of this practice.