Toward political explanation of change in corporate responsibility

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Sorsa , V-P & Fougère , M 2020 , ' Toward political explanation of change in corporate responsibility : Political scholarship on CSR and the case of palm oil biofuels ' , Business & society , vol. 60 , no. 8 , pp. 1895-1923 . https://doi.org/10.1177/0007650320915919

Title: Toward political explanation of change in corporate responsibility;
Political scholarship on CSR and the case of palm oil biofuels
Author: Sorsa, Ville-Pekka; Fougère, Martin
Contributor: Hanken School of Economics, Management and Organisation, Helsinki
Belongs to series: Business & society
ISSN: 0007-6503
Abstract: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been recently conceptualized and studied as a political phenomenon. Most debates in this scholarship have thus far focused on normative issues. Less attention has been paid to the explanatory potential of CSR research grounded in political theory and philosophy. In this article, we conduct a pragmatist reading of political scholarship on CSR and seek to deploy existing knowledge for research pursuing political explanation. We argue that the political ontologies that underlie scholarship on CSR can be used to transform normative and descriptive research also for explanatory uses. We show how ontologies vary in terms of potential research objects and scopes of political explanation, and argue that the main types of political-ontological stances adopted in scholarship on CSR, foundational and post-foundational stances, offer explanatory analysis of different schematic guidelines. Our pragmatist reading of previous research and an empirical case illustration of political explanation of change in corporate responsibility in the biofuel industry demonstrate the opportunities, limitations, and challenges different political-ontological commitments provide for political explanation.
Date: 2020-05-01
Subject: 512 Business and Management
corporate social responsibility
explanation
palm oil biofuels
political philosophy
politics
KOTA2020
PREM2020_06
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https://helda.helsinki.fi/dhanken/handle/10227/324126
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SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG 13 - Climate Action
SDG 15 - Life on Land
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