Conflicting stakeholder objectives

Different stakeholders have different objectives which can conflict

Different stakeholders have different objectives. The interests of different stakeholder groups can conflict. For example:

  • Owners generally seek high profits and so may be reluctant to see the business pay high wages to staff.
  • A business decision to move production overseas may reduce staff costs. It will therefore benefit owners but work against the interests of existing staff who will lose their jobs. Customers also suffer if they receive a poorer service.
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