By Dr Irma Meyer and peer reviewed by Terrance M. Booysen
When does any member of the public become a stakeholder of an organisation? How would an organisation know when such a public member -- or group of members -- has become a stakeholder? Adding to this important line of thinking, who deserves more attention: public members/groups or the organisation’s traditional stakeholders? Is there a difference between public and organisational stakeholders and if so, what is it?