Stakeholder and stockholder theory are opposed to each other in the theory of company management in several ways. The stakeholder approach is based on a bar that exceeds the capitalist economic principle, implying ethical duty and moral obligations. These obligations are moral and apply both to stockholders and to everyone who is affected by the company’s activities, including investors and those who are harmed by the stakeholder’s actions (Hill et al., 2020). The shareholder concept is different in that the company belongs to the owners who have a share of the shares at their disposal, and, accordingly, are persons interested in the profitability of the campaign. Based on such a conceptual opposition, it can be confidently asserted that the military institution, which is one of the supporting systems of statehood in the country, is a stakeholder-managed company.
The activity of a stakeholder implies ethical responsibility, and that is why it is not accidental that the army should act in case of emergency, only in the name of preventing more bloodshed. These parameters form the foundation of ethical duty, which just characterizes the United States military structure as a stakeholder in its approach. Such a theory seems to be rational in describing the functioning of a given enterprise, precisely because its activities are directly related to the state and its policies (US Army, 2017). Therefore, the army, as a stakeholder, has an absolute responsibility to everyone in one way or another affected by the activities of this structure. Stakeholder theory, when applied to the military as an economic structure, seems quite justified as it goes beyond commercial settings and is a much more complex and ethically based system.
Hill, C., Jones, G., & Schilling, M. (2020). Strategic management theory: An integrated approach. Cengage Learning.
US Army. (2017). The official US Army survival guide. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.