R. Edward Freeman

Academic Director of the Institute for Business in Society

, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

R. Edward Freeman is a University Professor, Olsson Professor, and Academic Director of the Institute for Business in Society at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He is best known for his award winning book, Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach (Pitman, 1984; and reprinted by Cambridge University Press in 2010). His latest books are The Power of And: Responsible Business Without Trade-offs, with Bidhan Parmar and Kirsten Martin, forthcoming from Columbia University Press in 2020; The Cambridge Handbook of Stakeholder Theory with Jeffrey Harrison, Jay Barney and Robert Phillips, Cambridge University Press in 2019; Research Approaches to Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility with Patricia Werhane and Sergiy Dmytriyev, Cambridge University Press in 2017, and Bridging the Values Gap with Ellen Auster; Barrett Koehler in 2015. He has received six honorary doctorates (Doctor Honoris Causa) from: Radboud University in the Netherlands; Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain; the Hanken School of Economics, and Tampere University in Finland; Sherbrooke University in Canada; and, Leuphana University in Germany, for his work on stakeholder theory and business ethics. Freeman is Co-Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Business Ethics, one of the leading journals in business ethics. He is a lifelong student of philosophy, martial arts and the blues. Freeman is a founding member of Red Goat Records (redgoatrecords.com) bringing the joy of original soul and rhythm and blues music into the 21st Century. He is the host of The Stakeholder Podcast, sponsored by Stakeholder Media, LLC.