Stakeholder Theory - What's Next for Stakeholder Theory?

Thomas M. Jones - video

Professor Thomas M. Jones has published many articles in academic journals. His research interests include stakeholder theory, business ethics, corporate social performance and corporate governance. He is the Chairman of the Management and Organisation Department and the Boeing Endowed Professor of Business Administration at the University of Washington in Seattle. In this video he explains where he thinks stakeholder theory is heading.

What is next for Stakeholder Theory - Video transcript

Let me answer your question partially by explaining where I think the productive part of stakeholder theory is going to go and that is into...more into richer more indepth examinations of those relationships, and what makes them work better, what's more morally gratifying, what's more economically gratifying.

How can those relationships work better?

I think we are at, sort of, the threshold in some sense of focussing on those relationships and making, making it clearer, increasingly clear, that...that that's a productive enterprise, and I think the more that that can be done the greater the impact on the actual practice of management is likely to be.

in otherwords, say, here is a way that something that can be done better and here is the way you have to behave in order to make that work.

These are the kinds of relationships you have to establish...if you are going to be in those relationships you have to behave in a certain way, and the moral component of that to me is clear.

but and I think that is where the most important work is most likely to go.

Deciding who is a stakeholder, who is's a question that's been beaten to death and I think some good words have been said on it fairly recently and umm..more work in that area not so terribly important.

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