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Stakeholder salience in public and private firms: results from Tanzania
University of Dar es Salaam Business School, Dar es, Salaam, Tanzania.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Business Administration.
2011 (English)In: Journal of African Business, ISSN 1522-8916, E-ISSN 1522-9076, Vol. 12, no 2, 252-267 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It has become evident that Western concepts of business and management must be evaluated within their realms of application. The objective of this research was to analyze the effects of stakeholder attributes of power, legitimacy, and urgency on the stakeholder salience of shareholders, employees, customers, and community in state-owned and privatized firms in Tanzania. In general, the framework developed and used in Western studies proved useful in characterizing Tanzanian management perceptions toward stakeholders. That is, when using a common questionnaire, results were obtained that linked stakeholder saliency with underlying attributes. Nevertheless, the saliency profile for stakeholders was different in the Tanzanian culture from previous studies in the United States and Spain. In a Tanzanian context, employees, customers, and community attained inferior status compared to the results obtained in developed countries for which the theory had been developed. Profiles were also different in comparing state-owned and privatized firms in Tanzania. Results indicated that the effects on salience are similar for shareholders but different for the remaining stakeholder groups in the two categories of firms. Some policy recommendations are made as a consequence of observations, and the need for further work is acknowledged.

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Taylor & Francis, 2011. Vol. 12, no 2, 252-267 p.
Keyword [en]
stakeholder salience, state-owned and privatized comparisons, Tanzania, transitional studies
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Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-47935DOI: 10.1080/15228910903187775OAI: diva2:445435
Available from: 2011-10-04 Created: 2011-10-04 Last updated: 2014-04-15Bibliographically approved

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