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Organizing Corporate Social Responsibility in Small and Large Firms: Size Matters
Based on the findings of a qualitative empirical study of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Swiss MNCs and SMEs, we suggest that smaller firms are not necessarily less advanced in organizingExpand
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Talking the Talk, Moral Entrapment, Creeping Commitment? Exploring Narrative Dynamics in Corporate Responsibility Standardization
This paper examines the type and temporal development of language in the process of corporate responsibility (CR) standardization. Previous research on CR standardization has addressed theExpand
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Towards a progressive understanding of performativity in critical management studies
A central debate in critical management studies (CMS) revolves around the concern that critical research has rather little influence on what managers do in practice. We argue that this is partlyExpand
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Reducing Complexity by Creating Complexity: A Systems Theory Perspective on How Organizations Respond to Their Environments
This paper uses social systems theory to explore how organizations collaborate in response to complexity and to analyse the conditions under which they create internal or collaborative complexity (or both) to address environmental complexity. Expand
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“Political” Corporate Social Responsibility in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises
“Political” corporate social responsibility (CSR) involves businesses taking a political role to address “regulatory gaps” caused by weak or insufficient social and environmental standards and norms.Expand
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Walking and Talking Corporate Social Responsibility: Implications of Firm Size and Organizational Cost
In this paper we address two interrelated research gaps in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) literature. The first results from a lack of understanding of different patterns of CSR engagementExpand
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On the potential of progressive performativity: Definitional purity, re-engagement and empirical points of departure
In this article, we respond to Cabantous, Gond, Harding and Learmonth’s (2016) critique of recent conceptual contributions that employ the concept of performativity for prompting progressive changesExpand
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Reconsidering the ‘Symmetry’ between Institutionalization and Professionalization: The Case of Corporate Social Responsibility Managers
The assumption of a mutually supportive, ‘symmetric’ relationship between institutionalization and professionalization is central to the institutionalist perspective on professional work. OurExpand
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The Efficiency Paradox in Organization and Management Theory
We theoretically discuss a phenomenon that we label “efficiencyism”. Efficiencyism describes a fixation on reified tenets of efficiency without questioning its assumptions and consequences. InExpand
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New Roles of Government in the Governance of Business Conduct: Implications for Management and Organizational Research
In this introductory paper for the special issue “Government and the Governance of Business Conduct: Implications for Management and Organization”, we focus on government as an institution in theExpand
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