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Stakeholder salience in corporate environmental strategy

Roberto Fernández Gago (Earned his PhD degree at the University of León (Spain) where he lectures on management in the Faculty of Economics and Business. His research interests focus on stakeholder theory, corporate social responsibility and environmental management. Tel: +34 987 291716, Fax: +34 987 291454, E‐mail:
Mariano Nieto Antolín (Professor of strategic management in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of León (Spain), received his PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid. His research interests are in the areas of competitive strategy and innovation management. Tel: +34 987 291876, Fax: +34 987 291454, E‐mail:

Corporate Governance

ISSN: 1472-0701

Article publication date: 1 September 2004



Stakeholders affect, and are affected by, the decisions taken by companies. They have varied and often conflicting interests, so it is essential for managers to know both who they are, and what are their attributes. This work has the aim of determining the main attributes of stakeholders with regards environmental issues, and how these attributes influence stakeholders’ environmental salience (i.e. the attention and priority accorded to them by managers). In order to do this we surveyed environmental managers from 277 Spanish manufacturing firms for their perceptions of stakeholders’ power, legitimacy, urgency and salience, with regards environmental issues.



Fernández Gago, R. and Nieto Antolín, M. (2004), "Stakeholder salience in corporate environmental strategy", Corporate Governance, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 65-76.



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