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Understanding Stakeholder Power and Influence Gaps in a Health Care Organization: An Empirical Study

Daake, Don; Anthony, William P.

Health Care Management Review: July 2000 - Volume 25 - Issue 3 - p 94-107

Scholars have vigorously debated the role of stakeholders since Freeman's 1984 landmark work. This article argues that an accurate assessment of relative power levels can enable stakeholders to accept their proper roles and responsibilities in planning and implementing strategy and enabling Top Management Teams to more fully integrate stakeholders' interest into the planning process.

Don Daake, M.B.A., Ph.D., is Associate Professor, Business Department, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois.

William P. Anthony, Ph.D., is Professor of Management, Carl DeSantis Professor of Business Administration, College of Business, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

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