ERIC Number: EJ1056876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Influencing Organizations to Promote Health: Applying Stakeholder Theory
Kok, Gerjo; Gurabardhi, Zamira; Gottlieb, Nell H.; Zijlstra, Fred R. H.
Health Education & Behavior, v42 n1 suppl p123S-132S Apr 2015
Stakeholder theory may help health promoters to make changes at the organizational and policy level to promote health. A stakeholder is any individual, group, or organization that can influence an organization. The organization that is the focus for influence attempts is called the focal organization. The more salient a stakeholder is and the more central in the network, the stronger the influence. As stakeholders, health promoters may use communicative, compromise, deinstitutionalization, or coercive methods through an ally or a coalition. A hypothetical case study, involving adolescent use of harmful legal products, illustrates the process of applying stakeholder theory to strategic decision making.
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Stakeholders, Organizational Change, Change Agents, Case Studies, Decision Making, Strategic Planning, Change Strategies, Substance Abuse, Social Networks, Network Analysis, Group Dynamics, Organizational Theories, Influences
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