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    Resonance Tropes in Corporate Philanthropy Discourse.Crawford Spence & Ian Thomson - 2009 - Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility 18 (4):372-388.
    This paper explores corporate charitable giving disclosures in order to question the extent to which corporations can claim that their philanthropy activities are charitable at all. Exploration of these issues is carried out by means of a tropological analysis that focuses on the different linguistic tropes within the philanthropy disclosures of 52 companies, namely metaphor and synecdoche. The results reveal a number of complex and contradictory things. Primarily, the master metaphor of 'altruism' projected by the corporate disclosures is ideologically at (...)
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    Resonance Tropes in Corporate Philanthropy Discourse.Crawford Spence & Ian Thomson - 2009 - Business Ethics: A European Review 18 (4):372-388.
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    Signposts or Weathervanes? The Curious Case of Corporate Social Responsibility and Conflict Minerals.Ozlem Arikan, Juliane Reinecke, Crawford Spence & Kevin Morrell - 2017 - Journal of Business Ethics 146 (3):469-484.
    Corporate social responsibility is often framed in terms of opposing constructions of the firm. These reflect, respectively, different accounts of its obligations: either to shareholders or to stakeholders. Although these opposing constructions of corporate responsibility are diametrically opposed, they are also much more fluid and mobile in certain contexts, since they can act as discursive resources that are deployed and brought into play in the struggle over shaping what responsibility means. They are less the fixed, ideological “signposts” they might appear, (...)
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    Comptabiliser l'intellect général.Crawford Spence - 2011 - Multitudes 46 (3):69-74.
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    Organisational Resistance to Ecological Footprinting.Crawford Spence - 2009 - International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy 3 (4):362.
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