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What are your thoughts on Stakeholder Capitalism?

What are your thoughts on Stakeholder Capitalism?

March 12, 2024

Question: What are your thoughts on Stakeholder Capitalism?

Answer: All of my thoughts about it are negative. Philosophically this is an applied business ethics concept. A contrast between egoism, in moral theory, and forms of altruism and/or collectivism in moral theory become applied to business.

The best way to see this is to consider the status say of a single person in business dealing with a single customer. The stockholder, which say it is, is my business, I will enter into this transaction with this potential customer if it serves my interest; and the assumption is that the customer is also looking after his or her interests. If we both agree, we will do the deal, if not we will go our separate ways.

The stakeholder approach by contrast makes the assumption that one has an obligation to be in business, or if one is already in business, anyone who has a stake, has an equal say in how the business should go, and that sometimes is going to involve some sacrifices on the part of the business owner and that I reject.

Stephen Hicks Ph.D.
About the author:
Stephen Hicks Ph.D.

Stephen R. C. Hicks is a Senior Scholar for The Atlas Society and Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University. He is also the Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford University.

他是《推理的藝術:邏輯分析讀物》(W. W. Norton & Co.,1998)、《解釋後現代主義:從盧梭到福柯的懷疑主義和社會主義》(Scholargy,2004)、《尼采與納粹》(奧卡姆剃刀,2010)、《創業生活》(CEEF,2016)、《自由主義的利弊》(康納·考特,2020)、《藝術:現代、後現代和超越》(與邁克爾·紐伯里合著,2021)和《八大教育哲學》的作者 (2022). 他曾在《商業道德季刊》、《形而上學評論》和《華爾街日報》上發表文章。他的著作已被翻譯成20種語言。




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