UNIT 1 - Business in the real world - Unit 1.4 - Stakeholders


1.4.15 - Main stakeholders

A stakeholder is

an individual or organization that affects and is affected by an organization.

Decisions made by owners are influenced by stakeholders


  • Shareholders/Owners - Maximise profits, high dividends, high share price.

  • Employees - Secure jobs, higher earnings, promotion opportunities.

  • Suppliers - Paid on time, told about changes quickly.


  • Community - Responsible business. Recycle, noise reduction.

  • Customers - Useful for information, Good service, value for money, if important can dictate to owners.

  • Government - Tax, legal behavior.

1.4.17 - Impact on stakeholders

Business activities


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