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    Corporate Reputation and Philanthropy: An Empirical Analysis.Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2005 - Journal of Business Ethics 61 (1):29-44.
    This paper analyzes the determinants of corporate reputation within a sample of large UK companies drawn from a diverse range of industries. We pay particular attention to the role that philanthropic expenditures and policies may play in shaping the perceptions of companies among their stakeholders. Our findings highlight that companies which make higher levels of philanthropic expenditures have better reputations and that this effect varies significantly across industries. Given that reputational indices tend to reflect the financial performance of organizations above (...)
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    Firm Size, Organizational Visibility and Corporate Philanthropy: An Empirical Analysis.Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2006 - Business Ethics 15 (1):6–18.
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    Firm Size, Organizational Visibility and Corporate Philanthropy: An Empirical Analysis.Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2006 - Business Ethics: A European Review 15 (1):6-18.
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  4. An Empirical Examination of Institutional Investor Preferences for Corporate Social Performance.Paul Cox, Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2004 - Journal of Business Ethics 52 (1):27-43.
    This study investigates the pattern of institutional shareholding in the U.K. and its relationship with socially responsible behavior by companies within a sample of over 500 UK companies. We estimate a set of ownership models that distinguish between long- and short-term investors and their largest components and which incorporate both aggregated and disaggregated measures of corporate social performance (CSP). The results suggest that long-term institutional investment is positively related to CSP providing further support for earlier studies by Johnson and Greening (...)
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    The Effect of Stakeholder Preferences, Organizational Structure and Industry Type on Corporate Community Involvement.Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2003 - Journal of Business Ethics 45 (3):213 - 226.
    This paper analyses the relationships between corporate community involvement activities, the organizational structures within which they are managed, the firm's industry and evolving stakeholder attitudes and preferences in a sample of 148 U.K. based firms who have demonstrated a clear desire to be socially responsible. The research highlights significant associations between the allocation of responsibility for community involvement within the firm, its industry and the extent of its community involvement activities. Consistent with the view that managerial structures may play a (...)
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    Gift Giving, Guanxi and Illicit Payments in Buyer–Supplier Relations in China: Analysing the Experience of UK Companies.Andrew Millington, Markus Eberhardt & Barry Wilkinson - 2005 - Journal of Business Ethics 57 (3):255-268.
    . This paper explores the relationship between gift giving, guanxi and corruption through a study of the relationships between UK manufacturing companies in China and their local component suppliers. The analysis is based on interviews in the China-based operations of 49 UK companies. Interviews were carried out both with senior (often expatriate) staff and with local line managers who were responsible for everyday purchasing decisions and for managing relationships with suppliers. The results suggest that gift giving is perceived to be (...)
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    Is Philanthropy Strategic? An Analysis of the Management of Charitable Giving in Large UK Companies.Stephen Brammer, Andrew Millington & Stephen Pavelin - 2006 - Business Ethics 15 (3):234–245.
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    Is Philanthropy Strategic? An Analysis of the Management of Charitable Giving in Large UK Companies.Stephen Brammer, Andrew Millington & Stephen Pavelin - 2006 - Business Ethics: A European Review 15 (3):234-245.
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    Stakeholder Pressure, Organizational Size, and the Allocation of Departmental Responsibility for the Management of Corporate Charitable Giving.Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2004 - Business and Society 43 (3):268-295.
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    The Evolution of Corporate Charitable Contributions in the UK Between 1989 and 1999: Industry Structure and Stakeholder Influences. [REVIEW]Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2003 - Business Ethics 12 (3):216–228.
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    The Evolution of Corporate Charitable Contributions in the UK Between 1989 and 1999: Industry Structure and Stakeholder Influences. [REVIEW]Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2003 - Business Ethics: A European Review 12 (3):216-228.
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    Explaining the Process of Corporate Community Involvement Through the Perspective of the Behavioral Theory of the Firm.Bilge Uyan-Atay, Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2009 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 20:55-67.
    In this study, we aim to illustrate the process of corporate community involvement (CCI) decision-making and the choice of corporate community involvement behaviors within the confines of behavioral theory of the firm. Case study approach will be taken for this study. Four different genres of companies are chosen in Turkey (e.g. multinational, holding company, subsidiary, joint venture). Five core concepts of the behavioral theory of the firm are studied and analyzed based on the findings related to corporate community involvement decisions (...)
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    Industry Life Cycle and Responsible Procurement.Stefan Hoejmose, Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2009 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 20:133-145.
    Different stages of the product and industry life cycle has been argued to be an important factor in shaping firms’ strategic actions, as the life cycle influence the firms’ sales, profit, product innovation, marketing mix and differentiation strategies. Drawing on the theory of industry life cycle , this article examines how the ILC influences firms’ corporate social responsibility performance in the context of global procurement transactions. The findings suggest that mature industries have much greater levels of responsible procurement processes, compared (...)
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    Corporate Community Involvment in Turkey.Bilge Uyan-Atay, Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2008 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 19:256-268.
    In this paper we provide the first comprehensive insight into corporate community involvement activities of companies in Turkey. Drawing upon an extensive database compiled from corporate websites and archive documents in addition to a primary survey of 77 of Turkey’s largest companies, we examine the pattern of corporate community activities in Turkey and juxtapose these against existing evidence for other countries and distinctive elements of Turkey’s institutional environment. Our analysis highlights the historical role played by leading philanthropists in stimulating corporate (...)
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    Supply Chain Management and the Natural Environment.Frederik Dahlmann, Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2007 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 18:306-311.
    In this article we explore the state of current ESCM practices in U.K. companies. We develop a conceptual framework that draws upon the stakeholder,resource-based, and power-dependence perspectives and examine this framework in light of empirical evidence concerning ESCM in 166 UK companies. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, our evidence suggests that around 50% of sample companies engage in some form of ESCM activity and that experiencing significant external pressure from customers is an important driver of ESCM.
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    The Effect of Isomorphic Pressure on Socially and Environmentally Responsible Procurement in the United Kingdom.Adam Adrien-Kirby, Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2008 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 19:93-101.
    This study assesses the impact had by institutional isomorphic pressures in the organisational fields of 185 businesses operating within the United Kingdom. The emphasis throughout is on how external institutions affect the socially and environmentally responsible aspects of an organization’s purchasing practice. Factor analyses and a linear regression model are employed to test the influence of these pressures. Initial findings suggest that what other industry participants are doing in this area is not as important in affecting the procurement practice of (...)
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    Competition, Strategy and Socially and Environmentally Responsible Procurement.Stefan Hoejmose, Stephen Brammer & Andrew Millington - 2008 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 19:102-112.
    This paper examines how competition and competitive strategy influence companies’ propensity to engage in socially and environmentally responsible procurement processes (SERP). We interview 141 British procurement managers, on their perception of their company’s competitive strategy and the competitive environment in which they operating in. In addition, participants were asked how important responsible procurement was for their overall business and their strategy.Our results suggest that companies that produce a differentiated product engage in relatively proactive SERP process, compared to their counterparties, who (...)
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    Advantages and Disadvantages of Socially and Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Practices in the Public and Private Sectors.Charles Oldroyd, Johanne Grosvold & Andrew Millington - 2011 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 22:391-396.
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    Trying and Failing.Annie Powell, Johanne Grosvold & Andrew Millington - 2015 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 26:192-204.
    Organizations that do not implement espoused policies in practice face the risk of societal disapproval if the decoupling is exposed in an era of increased transparency and accountability expectations. While policy-practice decoupling remains an observed organizational outcome, organizations are becoming less inclined to deliberately adopt strategies of decoupling. Our first contribution to theory is an extended conceptual model which integrates both original accounts and recent developments in decoupling theory. Secondly we propose that decoupling is more often an unintended outcome of (...)
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