Shareholder Theory

Shareholder theory equates to an influential view on the role of business in society which pushes the idea that the only responsibility of managers is to serve in the best possible way the interests of shareholders, using the resources of the corporation to increase the wealth of the latter by seeking profits. According to this theory, such behavior, done within the constraints of law and without deception or fraud, would be beneficial for society as a whole. Within this theory corporate social responsibility is defined in purely economic profit making terms.[1]


  1. Definition of Sareholder Theory Branco Manuel Castelo