Inside The Mind Of The Stakeholder: The Hype Behind Stakeholder Pressure by U. StegerInside The Mind Of The Stakeholder: The Hype Behind Stakeholder Pressure by U. Steger

Inside The Mind Of The Stakeholder: The Hype Behind Stakeholder Pressure

byU. Steger

Hardcover | September 15, 2006

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Evidence obtained from stakeholder groups in Europe is sobering indeed in the context of globalization and the constant striving for competitiveness. This book provides an honest and in-depth analysis of how stakeholders themselves assess and influence corporate sustainability. It is an eye-opener, both for companies and for the stakeholders.
FABIAN BAPTIST Researcher, International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland AILEEN IONESCU-SOMERS Programme Manager, International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland ALEXANDER NICK Researcher, International Institute for Management Development, Switzerland JENS PRINZHORN Researcher, International Institute...
Title:Inside The Mind Of The Stakeholder: The Hype Behind Stakeholder PressureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:318 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.94 inPublished:September 15, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230006892

ISBN - 13:9780230006898


Table of Contents

List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgements Foreword; H.Roels Executive Summary: Inside the Mind of the Stakeholders; U.Steger PART 1: STAKEHOLDERS AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY - AN OVERVIEW The Hype behind Stakeholder Pressure; U.Steger Getting into the Minds of Stakeholders: Framework and Methodology; O.Salzmann Stakeholder Dynamics; O.Salzmann, A.Ionescu-Somers & S.Tywuschik Stakeholders and Corporate Sustainability; U.Steger, F.Baptist, J.Prinzhorn, O.Salzmann, A.Nick & S.Tywischik What Is it with Stakeholder Pressure?; U.Steger PART 2: STAKEHOLDER REPORTS Financial Institutions - Corporate Sustainability as a Significant Niche?; A.Nick Communities and Cities: Local Players in Corporate Sustainability; O.Salzmann & J.Prinzhorn Governments: The Challenge of Addressing Corporate Sustainability at the Macro Level; F.Baptist NGOs: Catalysts of Corporate Sustainability; J.Prinzhorn & O.Salzmann Consumer Organizations: Aligning Corporate Sustainability and Consumer Interest; A.Ionescu-Somers Media: Indifferent Observers of Corporate Sustainability; S.Tywuschik Corporate Customers and Suppliers: How Companies Influence other Companies; A.Ionescu-Somers Unions: On the Backseat of Corporate Sustainability; O.Salzmann & J.Prinzhorn Appendix 1: Interview Guidelines Appendix 2: Self-completion Questionnaire Index

Editorial Reviews

'The contents of this book cut very effectively through a certain amount of mounting 'hype' around CSR issues by empirically exposing the realities of stakeholder strategies influencing corporate sustainability management. As such, it is an excellent and comprehensive primer for managers that wish to discover the current status of their own corporate stakeholder environment, or for business students that wish to understand the managerial complexities of aligning organizations behind sustainability strategies (including those of the corporate stakeholders themselves).' - Gilbert Lenssen, President of the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS)'Companies and their stakeholders have come a long way since the 1980s. This book offers an interesting empirical approach to the evolving role and influence of stakeholders in driving more sustainable business models. It will be intriguing to see how and to what extent other stakeholders will pick up on NGOs' engagement in this field and adopt a more proactive role in the future.' - James P. Leape, WWF International Director General'This book is a major contribution to the current corporate citizenship debate. It provides a comprehensive and often sobering overview of the level of stakeholder pressure and reveals a certain positivism about this area. To a large extent, this is because companies have learnt to manage their stakeholder environment. However, the learning has to continue...' - Patrick de Smedt, Chairman of Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa