What are Stakeholders?

Stakeholder  is a term in English that means “stakeholder”. This group includes people who have an interest in the company’s processes and results.

One of the creators of the term was the philosopher Robert Edward Freeman. He defined the word  stakeholder  as the groups that could affect or be affected by the objectives of the organization.

These interests can be, in addition to processes and results, in project or business planning, in a positive or negative way.

The number of  stakeholders  shows the visibility and importance of the company’s projects.

Examples of  Stakeholder s

Some examples of these stakeholders are:

  • Shareholders
  • Investors
  • Owners
  • Employees
  • Trade unions
  • Customers
  • government
  • Competitors

Differences between Stakeholder s and Shareholder s

The  shareholders,  also known as  shareholders  , are constituted only by the owners and shareholders. That is, who owns the capital of the company, differently from the  stakeholders  , who involve all interests.

The shareholder model   is more traditional. In it, the company is only seen as an entity that generates economic benefits (profits) for its owners and shareholders.

In turn, the  stakeholder model  begins to consider all the benefits. These include social ones, which the organization provides to participants in the company’s project.

Management Stakeholder s

Because companies are involved with many stakeholders in their projects, they need efficient management. This is so that there is the best balance in your internal and external environments.

This management involves identifying which groups are interested in the company’s projects. In addition to the importance that each one has for business projects, in different categories.

When analyzing the interest groups, the business project manager classifies each group according to the degrees of influence and interest that each one has. So you know how to treat each one.