Encyclopedia / Primary Stakeholders

In the FairShares Model, primary stakeholders are regarded as: Producers and employees (i.e. those who do the work of the organisation). This may include volunteers. Consumer and service users (i.e. those who depend on the organisation’s products and services). Founder members and investors are regarded as secondary stakeholders if they do not work on, or depend on the enterprise’s goods/services. A FairShares Enterprise, however, encourages secondary stakeholders (founders and investors) to become primary stakeholders (producers, employees, consumers and services users) and seeks to reduce the conflict that exists when there are absentee entrepreneurs/owners.