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The stakeholder value map: a new tool to measure success with diverse groups

Nitin Pangarkar (Department of Strategy and Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore)
Natasha Pangarkar (Department of Strategy and Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore)

Journal of Business Strategy

ISSN: 0275-6668

Article publication date: 7 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to propose a framework to help firms craft value-creating strategies for multiple stakeholders.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses an inductive methodology based on analysing strategies for two exemplar companies, namely, Starbucks and Wagestream. Key insights about how value creation by these companies for multiple stakeholders led to their superior performance, as well as generalizable lessons from the exemplar companies, were identified.

Findings

The study finds that the performance of the two exemplar companies can be explained effectively through the framework.

Research limitations/implications

The framework proposed in the study requires a large amount of data about the value created for different stakeholders. Because the framework is comprehensive, managers need to aggregate different dimensions and varied data which can lead to manipulation or misuse by self-serving managers who wish to make their own strategies or performance look good.

Practical implications

The study identified specific actionable ideas that organizations can undertake to enhance the value they create for their various stakeholders.

Originality/value

The study is the first to develop an actionable framework that can be used by companies to craft strategies based on creating or enhancing stakeholder value. The framework is flexible with regard to application in different country, industry or organizational contexts.

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Citation

Pangarkar, N. and Pangarkar, N. (2021), "The stakeholder value map: a new tool to measure success with diverse groups", Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JBS-02-2021-0021

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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