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R. Edward “Ed” Freeman is a prolific educator, consultant, and speaker, best known for his work on the topics of Stakeholder Management and Business Ethics. He also teaches Leading with Meaning, helping organizations create a culture that brings out the best in everyone. He is University Professor and Olsson Professor of Business Administration, and an academic director of the Institute for Business in Society at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Freeman is co-author of The Power of And: Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs (Columbia, 2020), Bridging the Values Gap (Berrett-Koehler, 2015) Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art (Cambridge, 2010) and Managing for Stakeholders (Yale, 2007). He is author or editor of more than 30 volumes and 150 articles in the areas of stakeholder management, business strategy and business ethics, and perhaps best known for his award-winning book: Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach (Cambridge, 2010), originally published in 1984, in which he traced the origins of the stakeholder idea to a number of others and suggested that businesses build their strategy around their relationships with key stakeholders. Freeman has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University and a B.A. in mathematics and philosophy from Duke University. He is a lifelong student of philosophy, martial arts and the blues.