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Stakeholders and You

Stakeholders and you
Janet P.Near

In Marcia Miceli's preceding essay, we learned about the pressures exerted by stakeholders on schools of business. In considering stakeholders, we usually focus on how the organization can best respond to their concerns. The stakeholders are classified as being part of the external environment, and the organization is seen as responding to these pressures from the external environment, whether proactively or reactively. The goal, of course, is organization effectiveness, or—ultimately—survival. In this chapter I will focus specifically on three specific stakeholder groups and their effects over time on schools: faculty, students, and publics.

Faculty, Students, and Strategic Contingencies

What mechanisms do business schools—or any organizations, for that matter—use to respond to stakeholder pressures in the external environment? To approach this question ...

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