How Companies Ethically Balance Owner, Stockholder & Stakeholder Interests


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Which model supports the belief that a company's primary responsibility is to maximize profits?

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1. Which business model recognizes the importance of corporate charitable giving and customer feedback?

2. The primary stakeholders of a company include _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can be used to check your knowledge of balancing interests between stockholders, stakeholders, and the balancing owner. You will be quizzed on topics such as a company's profitability over the long haul.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review:

  • The social responsibility of a company
  • Who are considered the primary stakeholders in a company
  • Groups that determine the long term success of a company

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information on company interests in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about roles of a stakeholder
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding moral decisions

Additional Learning

To learn more about stakeholder, stockholder, and the balancing owner's interests, review the lesson How Companies Ethically Balance Owner, Stockholder & Stakeholder Interests. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define The Shareholder Model
  • Compare and contrast The Shareholder Model and The Stakeholder Model
  • Identify the purposes of an Ethical Balance
  • Describe the roles of a Moral Agent
  • Learn why primary stakeholders are so important for the long-term success of a company