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    Democracy, Legitimacy, and the Standing of the Corporation in Corporate Global Governance.Rob Barlow - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:1-13.
    Political CSR scholars have sought to apply the concept of deliberative democracy to the practice of global corporate engagement with stakeholders. Recently, much of this work has focused on the conditions under which the decisions made within multi-stakeholder initiatives should be considered democratically legitimate while relatively less attention has been paid to the practical benefits that such engagements can bring for their effectiveness when properly structured. The arguments in this essay support a shift in focus away from the former and (...)
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    Banking for a Low Carbon Future.Anna Eckardt & Diana D. Mazutis - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:14-23.
    We present a qualitative comparative case study of four European banks, investigating mechanisms that help or hinder the integration of climate change considerations in the banks’ corporate strategies. We find that strategic CC responses are dependent on the following factors: the initial interpretation of the CC issue, the language deployed to advocate for CC and the governance structures that are being invoked to spread attention to CC both within the bank and to external constituents. We contribute to research on corporate (...)
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    Governance of Voice in Digital Platforms.Hussein Fadlallah & Robert A. Phillips - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:24-36.
    We study the governance of voice in digital platforms in light of contestations and struggles over meaning and resources among their stakeholders. In particular, we argue that social media platforms as fields are subject to power imbalances that might constrain the voices of marginalized and under-represented individuals and groups. Consequently, the governance decisions that private firms undertake are critical in providing users and communities with the capacity to self-present and identify. Through a qualitative longitudinal study of a popular social media (...)
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    Communities in Management.Andreas Georgiou & Daniel Arenas - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:37-49.
    Communities are discussed frequently in the business and management literature, but their main characteristics are not commonly agreed upon. This multiplicity of meanings results in vagueness, which hinders both scholarly research and practice. Building on a sample of 142 papers published in highly ranked business and management journals, this literature review aims to provide clarity on the concept by identifying its main underlying meanings. After conducting qualitative and cluster analysis Keyon the abovementioned sample, we suggest the following four types of (...)
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    A Theory of Entrepreneurship and Peacebuilding.Jay Joseph & Harry Van Buren Iii - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:50-63.
    Conflict Zone Entrepreneurs include local businesses operating in conflict settings, which represent the dominant form of employment in poverty-conflict scenarios, often hosting the most vulnerable in society who live on the poverty line. Despite their importance in the peacebuilding equation, little is known about their role in the peacebuilding process, with a variety of ad hoc contributions from assorted fields often assuming peacebuilding links with entrepreneurship, with little empiricism to support these claims. Consolidating prior works, the paper appropriately positions entrepreneurship (...)
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    Assessment of Ibn Haldun's Model for Sustainability Using Structural Equation Modelling.Sümeyye Kuşakcı - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:64-76.
    This work firstly aims to develop a sustainability model based on Ibn Haldun’s teaching of sustainability. Religious coloring refers to the spirituality, which is re-discovered in modern ages and transferred to the workplace. Spirituality stimulates virtuousness at personal and organizational level, which in turn generates managerial sustainability meaning the lifespan of a company. While personal virtuousness refers social ethics, organizational level virtuousness could be considered as Corporate Social Responsibility. Secondly, it attempts to evaluate the relevance of Ibn Haldun’s approach to (...)
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    Inventing Regenerative Sustainability.Saeed Rahman, Stefano Pogutz & Monika Winn - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:89-99.
    Despite growing engagement by business practitioners in regenerative sustainability, there is little research into what factors contribute to its successful implementation. This paper offers first steps to close that gap. It examines theoretical foundations of and proposes empirical research for studying such innovative business practices. Our literature review draws on research in natural sciences, organization and management studies, corporate sustainability, and business strategy to theoretically define regenerative sustainability, explore how adopting principles of regeneration can help firms achieve “true business sustainability”, (...)
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    The Benefits of Benefit Forms.Caddie Putnam Rankin - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:77-88.
    This article explores adoption rates of B Corps certification and Benefit Corporation incorporation in order to discuss what benefits exist for organizations to adopt sustainable business forms. The analysis of the data identifies states with low and high adoption rates. The study is based on historical analysis of 4686 incorporated Benefit Corporations from 2007 to 2016 and 837 certified B Corps during the same time period. Patterns of adoption are identified and states with high and low adoption rates are categorized, (...)
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    Corporate Social Responsibility as Legitimacy in the Oil and Gas Industry in Sub-Saharan Africa.Kimberly Reeve & Dami Kabiawu - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:100-111.
    The oil and gas industry is viewed as controversial because of its adverse impacts on the environment. This study draws on legitimacy theory to analyze how CSR factors correlate with an increase or decrease in stock prices from 2006 – 2019.
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    Sustaining Cameroon’s Exotic Wood Species.Bryan M. Robinson, Bennett Cherry & Catalin Ratiu - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:112-119.
    Bob Taylor of US based Taylor Guitars tells a story, on YouTube, of the felling of 10 endangered ebony trees in Cameroon to find one with jet-black ebony – the remaining nine were left to rot. The story continues: Bob Taylor decided to purchase all the ebony, even that regarded as b-grade ‘streaked-ebony’ and incorporate the wood in guitar fretboards. Taylor Guitars used social media to communicate the environmental rationale behind the incorporation of streaked-ebony in the fretboards, and in so (...)
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    Mezcal: When Culture and Consumption Collide.Tara Ceranic Salinas - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:120-128.
    Mezcal is a spirit distilled from the heart of the agave plant. It has been produced via traditional methods in Mexico for centuries, but recently has found popularity in the United States and other countries. The rise in demand for this artisanal product could greatly benefit the eight states in which it is legally distilled with an influx of capital from tourism and export. However, with this popularity comes outside influence and the potential for unfair business practices and cultural appropriation. (...)
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    Corporate Social Responsibility and Stigma Management.Natalie M. Schneider - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:129-138.
    Workers of stigmatized jobs classified as dirty work normalize the physical, social, and/or moral taint of their occupation to cope with the negative aspects of their daily work. Such normalization strategies include recalibrating, reframing, and refocusing. Social identity theory proposes that individuals seek to identify with a positively perceived in-group, and dirty work literature suggests stigmatized workers use these normalization strategies to separate their personal and work identities. Additionally, corporate social responsibility meets the instrumental, relational, and moral-based motivational needs of (...)
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    Message From the 2020 Conference Chair.Harry Van Buren - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:2-3.
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    Conflict as Business.Steven van Klooster - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:152-159.
    The state monopoly on violence is a core concept of modern public law, wherein only sovereign nation-states may lay claim to the legitimised usage of physical force. In recent years, however, this is commonly outsourced through Private Military Companies. Using Satz’s model and Weber’s definition of modern democracies, we argue that the market of Private Military Companies is a noxious one with severe ramifications in regards to democracy, freedom, and the autonomy of nation-states globally.
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    The End of Corporate Political Activity.Tyler K. Wasson - 2020 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 31:139-151.
    Corporate political activity is one of the most prolific academic literatures which examines the political behaviors of corporations. CPA researchers often define it as a non-market strategy which corporations can engage in to influence political outcomes that complement their market objectives. In this paper I argue that, despite continuous theoretical development, CPA has not kept pace with changes in the political role and behaviors of corporations, particularly multinational corporations, which has resulted in an inaccurate view of the corporate political environment. (...)
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