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Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 9, 1998

Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Meeting

Stefan W. Schuppisser
Pages 1035-1046
DOI: 10.5840/iabsproc1998996

A Framework to Analyze the Evolution of Relationships Between Firms and Non-Market Stakeholder Organizations (NMSOs)

This paper proposes a framework of how relationships between firms and non-market stakeholder organizations (NMSOs) evolve and presents a process and a context framework that identifies the driving factors that work behind this evolution. The paper intends to contribute to the descriptive and instrumental usage of stakeholder theory (Donaldson & Preston, 1995) and is a first step toward the analysis of the association between firm-NMSO relationships and firm performance.

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