Managing Legitimacy in Complex and Heterogeneous Environments : Sustainable Development in a Globalized World

  title={Managing Legitimacy in Complex and Heterogeneous Environments : Sustainable Development in a Globalized World},
  author={Andreas Georg Scherer and Guido Palazzo and David Seidl},
The sustainability problems with regard to the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services increasingly challenge the legitimacy of corporations. The literature distinguishes three strategies that corporations commonly employ to respond to legitimacy problems: adapt to external expectations, manipulate the perception of their stakeholders, or engage in a discourse with those who question their legitimacy. We discuss three approaches to determine the appropriate response… CONTINUE READING
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