Toward a Theory of Stakeholder Identification and Salience: Defining the Principle of Who and What Really Counts
Authors: Mitchell, Ronald K.; Agle, Bradley R.; Wood, Donna J.
Source: Academy of Management Review 1997, Volume 22, No. 4, pp. 853-886
This discussion of stakeholder theory argues that stakeholders possess one or more of three relationship attributes: power, legitimacy and urgency.