Corporations as social change agents: Individual, interpersonal, institutional, and environmental dynamics

@article{Bies2007CorporationsAS,
  title={Corporations as social change agents: Individual, interpersonal, institutional, and environmental dynamics},
  author={Robert J. Bies and Jean M. Bartunek and Timothy L. Fort and Mayer N. Zald},
  journal={Academy of Management Review},
  year={2007},
  volume={32},
  pages={788-793}
}
Over the past two decades, there have been a growing number of corporations, both within and beyond the United States, engaging in activities that promote positive social change. The papers in this special topic forum examine corporate social change agency at the micro, meso, and macro levels of analysis. Through these analyses, the authors of these papers build a richly textured, multidisciplinary conceptual foundation for analysis and research on corporate social change activities. 
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