Multi-Stakeholder Management

2018-2019
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Academic and Research Skills:
- Understand and know why, for whom and how business goals and practices
can be multi-stakeholder collaborations, and show this in a multiple
choice test.
- Possess understanding and knowledge of existing multi-stakeholder
collaborations, and show this in a multiple choice test.

Knowledge of Theory + Methods and Solving Complex Problems
- Apply understanding and knowledge of multi-stakeholder collaborations
to real-world cases of multi-stakeholder collaborations, by writing
about a case.

Professional Social Skills:
- Apply understanding and knowledge of multi-stakeholder collaborations
to real-world cases of multi-stakeholder collaborations, by
communicating about a case during tutorials.

Horizon Beyond Professional Area
- Formulate your own opinion, on the basis of theories and knowledge of
multi-stakeholder collaborations, by writing about a case.

Self-Reflective Professional
- Students take responsibility for their own learning of theories and
knowledge of multi-stakeholder collaborations, both by keeping up with
the course materials and by engaging with each other during tutorials.

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In today’s global market environments, firms are increasingly faced with
complex societal problems that force them to rethink how they interact
with stakeholders – including, among others, competitors, business
partners, employees, customers, civil society organizations and activist
organizations. In this course, we focus on why and how firms should
strategically engage with stakeholders, and who the stakeholders are. To
engage with stakeholders’ interests and behavior, managers need to apply
knowledge from a variety of scientific fields including strategy,
political philosophy and ethics.

The course will increase students’ knowledge, insights and skills by
offering lectures and tutorials focusing on the following themes:

- The moral and instrumental aspects of stakeholder theory. In these
lectures, we cover moral arguments about managing stakeholders, as well
as instrumental arguments – this is, the business case – for managing
stakeholders.
- The societal foundations of stakeholder theory. In these lectures, we
cover who the stakeholders are, as well as stakeholders’ moral
psychology – how stakeholders think about moral issues –, and how this
shapes stakeholders’ behavior towards other stakeholders and towards the
firm.
- Multi-stakeholder initiatives. In these lectures, we cover specific
forms of stakeholder management, this is, how you can manager
stakeholders.
- In tutorials, students apply acquired knowledge to real-world cases
and work on a complex problem in a stakeholder-oriented firm or in a
MSI. By assuming the role of a specific stakeholder – e.g. a business
representative – students communicate their own interests and engage
with others’ interests, they identify conflicts, and develop possible
solutions.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures, guest lectures, and tutorials

Toetsvorm

Individual Multiple Choice Exam, Group Case Report; Tutorial
Participation and Presentation.

Vereiste voorkennis

Not applicable

Literatuur

A selection of academic papers, college slides, and cases will be
published in the course
manual.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Knowledge of Strategic CSR in period 2

Algemene informatie

Vakcode E_BA_MSM
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 400
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit School of Business and Economics
Vakcoördinator dr. K.J.P. Quintelier MA MSc.
Examinator dr. K.J.P. Quintelier MA MSc.
Docenten dr. K.J.P. Quintelier MA MSc.

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