A primary stakeholder is an individual or organization that bears the risks associated with the performance of a business. The following are common types of primary stakeholder.
InvestorsThe owners of the firm such as stockholders.
CreditorsIndividuals and organizations that have lent the firm money.
SuppliersSuppliers who have lent the firm money in the form of accounts receivable.
PartnersPartners in areas such as joint ventures and distribution agreements that depend on the firm for revenue or strategic initiatives such as research.
EmployeesEmployees may bear significant financial risk related to their employer. For example, the ability of the employer to meet obligations such as pensions, salary and benefits. Employees also bear risks in areas such as workplace health and safety.
CustomersCustomers that bear financial and operational risks associated with a firm's performance. For example, a customer who depends on a firm's infrastructure, facilities, equipment, services or products such as software.
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