Since 1987 R. Edward Freeman has been the Elis and Signe Olsson Professor at the Darden School, University of Virginia, where he was appointed University Professor in 2010. Born in Columbus, Georgia, United States in 1951 and educated at Duke University and Washington University (St. Louis) in mathematics and philosophy, he has taught at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and The Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. He has held honorary positions at Copenhagen Business School, George Washington University, University of Melbourne, and Universidad Pontificia Comillas, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate in economics in 2008. He is the author and editor of over 20 Volumes and 100 articles in stakeholder theory and business ethics. He is best known for his 1984 book Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach.
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