The book will appeal to corporate managers who must manage issues and controversies involving outside groups and organizations The book shows practitioners how to ground their strategic advice on the kind of empirical research that reveals the socio-political dynamics of the issue. It is the first book to approach issues management from a blended application of advances in institutional theory, social movement theory, stakeholder theory and social network analysis.
Robert Boutilier, PhD., is a researcher, author, and consultant. He is president of his own social research consultancy (www.stakeholder360.com), an associate of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, and a senior associate at the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, Melbourne. Robert has conducted research on stakeholder issues from the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the peaks of the Peruvian Andes and in several developed world capitals as well.