"Ed Freeman is one of those great teachers who change the world by changing the way people think, and even how they think about thinking. He melds intellectual rigor with practical wisdom and inspired standards—an exemplar of the very best of what a modern professor should be."—Jim Collins, Batten Fellow at the University of Virginia, author of Good to Great and co-author of Built to Last
“This book breaks the mold for the ‘management success’ literature. Forget what you’ve read in previous management books. Stop assuming that you have to trade off the interests of employees and customers for those of stockholders. Freeman, Harrison and Wicks show why smart managers succeed by adding value everywhere.”—Tom Donaldson, Mark O. Winkelman Professor, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
"Given the discussions that currently engage the market as to a US shareholder orientation versus a continental stakeholder focus, Freeman et al put forth a simple framework for stakeholder management and give a good argument for how ethical leadership is needed for the more complex times approaching us."—Jeffrey J. Diermeier, President & Chief Executive Officer, CFA Institute
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“Freeman’s book, and the launch of this series, is an invaluable resource for current and future business leaders. Placing the leading thinking of top academics into the hands of managers will greatly contribute to positively shaping future business practice and the creation of value.”—John J. Castellani, President of Business Roundtable
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About the Author
R. Edward Freeman is Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration and director, Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. He is the author or editor of ten books on business ethics, environmental management, and strategic management. He lives in Charlottesville, VA. Jeffrey S. Harrison is W. David Robbins Chair in Strategic Management, University of Richmond. He lives in Richmond. Andrew C. Wicks is associate professor and co-chair, Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. He lives in Charlottesville.