How to explain socially responsible corporate actions institutionally: theoretical and methodological critique

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dc.contributor.author Sorsa, Ville-Pekka
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-05T05:59:22Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-05T05:59:22Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Sorsa, V.-P. (2008). How to explain socially responsible corporate actions institutionally: theoretical and methodological critique. EJBO - Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, Vol. 13  (1). Retrieved from http://ejbo.jyu.fi
dc.identifier.issn 1239-2685
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/25416
dc.description.abstract There has been little theoretical debate of why companies behave in socially responsible ways whilst descriptive analysis of corporate social responsibility is flourishing. As result, there have been few methodological debates on how to study both what responsible actions are and why companies act accordingly. This methodological and theoretical essay discusses how institutional social theory has been and could be used in explaining socially responsible corporate behaviour. It is explored what kinds of theoretical tools are needed in explaining this behaviour and how various tools can be integrated into one model explaining socially responsible corporate actions. It is argued that researchers should empirically focus simultaneously on normative origins and institutional environments of responsibilities, on power relations determining the particular responsibilities, and on institutional arrangement of corporate actions. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Business and Organization Ethics Network (BON)
dc.relation.ispartofseries EJBO - Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies
dc.relation.uri http://ejbo.jyu.fi
dc.subject.other corporate social responsibility en
dc.subject.other institutions en
dc.subject.other methodology en
dc.subject.other social theory en
dc.title How to explain socially responsible corporate actions institutionally: theoretical and methodological critique
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201010052927

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