What can innovation professionals learn from values-based stakeholder management?

Business is all about purpose, and stakeholder theory is not about trading off different stakeholder interests against one another, but about a values-based reframing of basic business propositions. Even conflicting values can become a source of value creation. Together we will dive deep into what we as innovation professional can learn, when we are leveraging insights of stakeholder theory and Ed’s recent works on “Bridging the Values Gap” to managing innovation based on human values.


This fireside chat between Edward Freeman and Henning Breuer was delivered at the 32nd ISPIM Innovation Conference on 22 June 2021.


To find out more subscribe to the stakeholder podcast, and have a look into the two books that Henning and Ed are discussing: The textbook on values-based innovation management and the book on “Bridging the Values Gap”.


The interview series is conducted by the ISPIM Special Interest Group on Values-Based and Sustainable Innovation and the European Erasmus+ project on “Building Values-Based Innovation Cultures for Sustainable Business IMPACT”.