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Stakeholder Engagement: Clinical Research Cases

  • R. Edward Freeman
  • Johanna Kujala
  • Sybille Sachs


  • Meets the growing need for more empirical research on stakeholder engagement

  • Brings together stakeholder engagement scholars applying their knowledge to readily accessible case studies

  • Explores the subtleties of stakeholder engagement via examples from practice


Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. R. Edward Freeman, Johanna Kujala, Sybille Sachs, Christian Stutz
    Pages 1-12
  3. Examining Stakeholder Relations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Johanna Kujala, Hanna Lehtimäki, Päivi Myllykangas
      Pages 15-30
    3. Johanna Kujala, Anni Korhonen
      Pages 63-85
    4. Tobias Gössling, Bas Buiter
      Pages 113-135
  4. Communicating with Stakeholders

  5. Learning with and from Stakeholders

  6. Integrative Stakeholder Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. Leire San-Jose, Jose Luis Retolaza, R. Edward Freeman
      Pages 285-310
    3. Simone de Colle, Yves Fassin, R. Edward Freeman
      Pages 311-337

About this book


This book offers a case-study approach to stakeholder theory that moves beyond theoretical analysis to the applied. As stakeholder theory has moved into the mainstream of management thinking in business ethics and a number of the management disciplines, there is an increasing need to explore the subtleties of stakeholder engagement via examples from practice. The case studies in this volume explore a number of aspects of the idea of stakeholder engagement, via the method of clinical case studies. Edited by leading scholars in the field of business ethics and stakeholder theory, this text affords a solid grounding in theory, brought to new levels of applied understanding of stakeholder engagement.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. Edward Freeman
    • 1
  • Johanna Kujala
    • 2
  • Sybille Sachs
    • 3
  1. 1.Darden School of BusinessUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of ManagementUniversity of TampereTampereFinland
  3. 3.Institute for Strategic Management: Stakeholder ViewHWZ University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration ZurichZurichSwitzerland

About the editors

R. Edward Freeman is University Professor and Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia; Senior Fellow of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics; Academic Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics; and Co-Academic Director of the Institute for Business in Society. He is also Adjunct Professor of Stakeholder Management at the Copenhagen Business School, Adjunct Professor at Monash University (Melbourne), and Visiting Professor ICCSR at Nottingham University. Professor Freeman taught previously at the University of Minnesota, and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. 

Johanna Kujala is Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Tampere Faculty of Management. She has an extensive teaching and supervising experience that covers courses at all university levels as well as adult and continuing education. She has published over 30 scholarly articles in international peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of the Executive Committee of European Business Ethics Network and a member of the review boards of Journal of Business Ethics and Business Ethics: A European Review. Her current research interests focus on stakeholder value creation, moral decision-making, and case studies on corporate responsibility.

Sybille Sachs is Head of the Institute for Strategic Management: Stakeholder View at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration (Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zürich HWZ) and Titularprofessor at the University of Zurich. As associate lecturer, she holds courses on "Business & Society".

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