Private Business … Public Battleground

The Case for 21st Century Stakeholder Companies

  • Authors
  • John Egan
  • Des Wilson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Setting the Scene

    1. John Egan, Des Wilson
      Pages 1-22
  3. The Route to Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. John Egan, Des Wilson
      Pages 25-44
  4. BAA A Case History

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
  5. So You Want to Be a Stakeholder Company?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
  6. Stakeholder Companies: No Longer an Option

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. John Egan, Des Wilson
      Pages 171-182
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-198

About this book


Major companies are increasingly coming under fire as they try to pursue their private business on a public battleground - be it Shell & Brent Spar, Monsanto & GM foods or BAA & Heathrow Terminal 5. Private Business-Public Battlegound brings together two former opponents - Des Wilson, founder of Shelter and former Chairman of Friends of the Earth & John Egan, former Chief Executive and 'saviour' of Jaguar and now Chairman of Tomorrow's Company - to discuss the value of a stakeholder approach and show how it can help companies operating at the interface between private and public interest. Together they review recent cases and controversies and draw on their experience on the board of BAA to show how this approach can work in practice.


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Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
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