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Variability in Corporate Responsibility as Culturally and Structurally Embedded Agency

Natalya Turkina, Peter Gahan, Benjamin Neville, Sara Bice

Academy of Management Proceedings | Academy of Management | Published : 2019

Abstract

This paper aims to enhance future theorisations of variability in corporate responsibility (CR) by conceptualising the interplay between distinct yet interrelated constructs of culture, structure and agency as firms and their stakeholders contest CR. It integrates the morphogenetic approach, the institutional logics perspective and the strategic action fields (SAF) theory. The morphogenetic approach helps to develop critical realist meta- theoretical assumptions about an explicit ontic and temporal separation between culture, structure and agency as constituents of CR. The institutional logics perspective helps to operationalise CR as culturally embedded agency as the ‘categories-actions-bel..

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