Interview with Professor R. Edward Freeman

It is a privilege seeing you receive another Lifetime Achievement Award at Berlin since this honor was conferred upon you at Philadelphia a year ago. I have a few questions which are pertinent in the present context of management education:

Question: From your rich experience how you would like to define the role of a manager in stakeholder assessment (stakeholder identification and stakeholder prioritization)? How could management students be prepared for this role?

Response: “I don’t divide up managing for stakeholders into these discrete roles. I especially dislike separating ‘prioritization’ out since it gives the impression that there are trade-offs to be made among stakeholders. I continue to think ...

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