Corporate Legitimacy as Deliberation: A Communicative Framework

@article{Palazzo2006CorporateLA,
  title={Corporate Legitimacy as Deliberation: A Communicative Framework},
  author={G. Palazzo and A. Scherer},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  year={2006},
  volume={66},
  pages={71-88}
}
Modern society is challenged by a loss of efficiency in national governance systems values, and lifestyles. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) discourse builds upon a conception of organizational legitimacy that does not appropriately reflect these changes. The problems arise from the a-political role of the corporation in the concepts of cognitive and pragmatic legitimacy, which are based on compliance to national law and on relatively homogeneous and stable societal expectations on the one… Expand
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