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  1. Jon Burchell & Joanne Cook (2013). CSR, Co-Optation and Resistance: The Emergence of New Agonistic Relations Between Business and Civil Society. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 115 (4):741-754.
    This article examines the theoretical implications of the changing relationships between NGOs and businesses that have emerged as a response to the evolving agenda around CSR and sustainable development. In particular, it focuses upon examining whether greater engagement from non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in this area reflects a process of appropriation and co-optation of protest by the business community. To examine this process, the article considers two forms of appropriation—appropriation of language and appropriation via participation—as a basis for discussion. While co-optation (...)
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  2. Jon Burchell & Joanne Cook (2013). Sleeping with the Enemy? Strategic Transformations in Business–NGO Relationships Through Stakeholder Dialogue. Journal of Business Ethics 113 (3):505-518.
    Campaigning activities of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have increased public awareness and concern regarding the alleged unethical and environmentally damaging practices of many major multinational companies. Companies have responded by developing corporate social responsibility strategies to demonstrate their commitment to both the societies within which they function and to the protection of the natural environment. This has often involved a move towards greater transparency in company practice and a desire to engage with stakeholders, often including many of the campaign organisations that (...)
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  3. Jon Burchell & Joanne Cook (2008). Stakeholder Dialogue and Organisational Learning: Changing Relationships Between Companies and NGOs. Business Ethics 17 (1):35–46.
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  4. Jon Burchell & Joanne Cook (2006). It's Good to Talk? Examining Attitudes Towards Corporate Social Responsibility Dialogue and Engagement Processes. Business Ethics 15 (2):154–170.
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