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Stakeholder Theory and the 'Black Box Problem': Internal Clarity or Confusion?
Uppsala universitet, Företagsekonomiska institutionen.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7153-3977
2009 (English)In: Philosophy of Management, ISSN 1740-3812, Vol. 8, no 3, 37-46 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Portraying the firm as a 'black box', as traditional conceptions of the firm tend to do, has been strongly criticised by stakeholder theorists. This article claims, however, that the 'black box problem' has not been satisfactorily resolved by stakeholder theory itself. The failure to bring clarity to the internal realities of the firm has led to unacceptable conceptions of the firm from a moral agency point of view. For example, stakeholder theory tends to portray the firm as an exchange system with an input-output thought model as a basis. Such a conception does not provide a credible account of moral agency and results in problematic consequences for stakeholder theory, for example when it comes to motivating the existence of corporate moral purposes and ethically acceptable foundations of stakeholder interests.

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2009. Vol. 8, no 3, 37-46 p.
Keyword [en]
Stakeholder theory, Black box, Ethics, Moral agency
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Business Administration
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Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-40903DOI: 10.5840/pom2009835OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-40903DiVA: diva2:779135
Available from: 2009-12-21 Created: 2015-01-12 Last updated: 2016-09-22Bibliographically approved

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