From Agency to Stakeholder Theory: Realigning Executives Focus
29 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2012 Last revised: 19 Oct 2014
Date Written: August 17, 2012
Purpose – This paper develops a discussion for the shifting of focus of corporate executives from agency theory to stakeholder theory.
Design/methodology/approach – This study entails a literature review of the topic area.
Findings – The findings show that there is much benefit and correlation by realigning executives focus and remuneration incentives away from a pure agency theory model to a managerial model of stakeholder theory or more directly an ethical branch model of stakeholder theory.
Originality/value – The paper will be of vital importance to other academics looking at this question, and to both public and private sector entities.
Paper type – Literature Review.
Keywords: Executive Remuneration, Financial Performance, Agency Stakeholder Theory
JEL Classification: D21, D22, D31, D79, G35, L25, M41,
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