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Stakeholder Theory

  • By: Sarah E. Dempsey
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Stakeholder theory has its roots in business and organization studies and is an umbrella term describing attempts to identify, explain, and prescribe an organization's relationship and responsibility to other actors. In the conventional model of the corporation, managers are seen ...

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