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English definition of “external stakeholder”

external stakeholder

noun [C]
 
 
anyone outside a particular company who is affected by its success or failure, for example, customers, companies that sell it supplies, or banks that lend it money: The CFO has always been in a delicate position, trying to balance internal and external stakeholders in the best interest of the corporation. → Compare internal stakeholder
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