Faculty – R. Edward Freeman

R. Edward Freeman

University Professor; Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration

R. Edward “Ed” Freeman is a prolific educator, consultant, and speaker, best known for his work on the topics of Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics. He also teaches Leading with Meaning, helping organizations create a culture that brings out the best in everyone.

Freeman is perhaps best known for his award winning book, Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, first published in 1984 and reissued in 2010 by Cambridge University Press. It is a landmark book, said to have helped to define and shape our understanding of how good management practice really is based on relationships—relationships with the stakeholders who both comprise and affect or are affected by the business.
In addition to several books he has authored, Ed was an editor of the 15 volume Ruffin Series in Business Ethics published by Oxford University Press. He is the co-editor with Mette Morsing and Jeremy Moon of the new series, Business, Society and Value Creation, published by Cambridge University Press, which currently contains ten volumes.

Ed Freeman joined the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration in 1987 where he is currently University Professor and Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration.