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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
(Definition of external stakeholder noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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