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Introduction to Professional Management

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Discussion Questions:


1) If you were designing an organization, what rules would you propose be part of the organization's social contract with its shareholders? Its customers? Its employees? The public at large?

2) What is a 'stakeholder,' and why should stakeholder interests be taken seriously?

3) What is implied by shareholder wealth maximization? Specifically, what does this perspective 'mean' for the interests of other stakeholders?

4) How would you go about prioritizing the interests of stakeholders? With what justification would you establish these priorities?


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