From: en.wikipedia.org NEWS
"In the last decades of the 20th century, the word
"stakeholder" has evolved into a term of art in the field of business
- In discussing the decision-making process for institutions
-- including large business corporations but especially non-profit organizations
-- the concept has been
broadened to include everyone with an interest
(or "stake") in what the entity does.
That includes not only its vendors, employees, and customers, but even members of a
community where its offices or factory may affect the local economy or environment. "