Academic Resources

Corporate Social Responsibility, Contentious Politics and Social Movements

This literature focuses on how various actors such as stakeholders, advocacy organizations or social movements confront corporations to create public awareness about their misdeeds or to pressure them into changing their policies and practices.

Arikan, O., Reinecke, J., Spence, C. & Morrell, K. (2017). Signposts or Weathervanes? The Curious Case of Corporate Social Responsibility and Conflict Minerals. Journal of Business Ethics, 146, 469–484.

Balsiger, P. (2018). Explaining Dynamic Strategies for Defending Company Legitimacy: The Changing Outcomes of Anti-Sweatshop Campaigns in France and Switzerland. Business & Society, 57(4) 676–705.

de Bakker, F.G.A., den Hond, F., King, B. & Weber, K. (2013). Social Movements, Civil Society and Corporations: Taking Stock and Looking Ahead. Organization Studies, 34, 573-593

Dorobantu, S. Henisz, W.J. & Nartey, L. (2017). Not All Sparks Light a Fire: Stakeholder and Shareholder Reactions to Critical Events in Contested Markets. Administrative Science Quarterly, 62, 561–597.

Ghoul, S.E., Guedhami, O., Nash, R. & Patel, A. (2019). New evidence on the role of the media in corporate social responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics, 154, 1051-1079.

Horowitz, L.S. (2011). Translation Alignment: Actor-Network Theory, Resistance, and the Power Dynamics of Alliance in New Caledonia. Antipode, 44, 806-827.

Jansson, A. (2016). Stigmatisation of elite actors in corporate scandals: The role of meaning making in the media, Culture and Organization, 22, 383-408.

King, B.G. & Pearce, N.A. (2010). The contentiousness of markets: Politics, social movements, and institutional change in markets. Annual Review of Sociology, 36, 249-267.

Levy, D., Reinecke, J. & Manning, S. (2016). The political dynamics of sustainable coffee: Contested value regimes and the transformation of sustainability. Journal of Management Studies, 53, 364-401.

McDonnell, M.-H. & Werner, T. (2016). Blacklisted Businesses: Social Activists’ Challenges and the Disruption of Corporate Political Activity. Administrative Science Quarterly, 61(4), 584–620.

Rodríguez-Giralt, I. (2011). Social Movements as Actor-Networks: Prospects for a Symmetrical Approach to Doñana’s Environmentalist Protests. Convergencia, 56, 13-35.

Weber, K., Rao, H. & Thomas, L.G. (2009). From Streets to Suites: How the Anti- Biotech Movement Affected German Pharmaceutical Firms. American Sociological Review, 74, 106–127.

Bachmann, P., & Ingenhoff, D. (2016). Legitimacy Through CSR Disclosures? The Advantages Outweighs the Disadvantages. Public Relations Review, 42(3), 386-394

Scherer, A. G. & Palazzo, G. (2011). The New Political Role of Business in a Globalized World: A Review of a New Perspective on CSR and its implications for the Firm, Governance, and Democracy. Journal of Management, 48(4), 899-931.

Normative Business Ethics and business and human rights

Hasnas, J. (1998) The Normative Theories of Business Ethics: A Guide for the Perplexed. Business Ethics Quarterly, 8(1), 19-42.

Weaver, G. R. & Trevino, L. K. (1994). Normative and Empirical Business Ethics: Separation, Marriage of Convenience, or Marriage of Necessity? Business Ethics Quarterly, 4(2). 129-143.

Wettstein, F. (2012). CSR and the Debate on Business and Human Rights: Bridging the Great Divide. Business Ethics Quarterly, 22(4), 739-770

Wettstein, F. (2015). Normativity, Ethics, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: A Critical Assessment. Journal of Human Rights, 14. 162-182

Normative Business Ethics and Business and Human Rights

Hasnas, J. (1998) The Normative Theories of Business Ethics: A Guide for the Perplexed. Business Ethics Quarterly, 8(1), 19-42.

Weaver, G. R. & Trevino, L. K. (1994). Normative and Empirical Business Ethics: Separation, Marriage of Convenience, or Marriage of Necessity? Business Ethics Quarterly, 4(2). 129-143.

Wettstein, F. (2012). CSR and the Debate on Business and Human Rights: Bridging the Great Divide. Business Ethics Quarterly, 22(4), 739-770

Wettstein, F. (2015). Normativity, Ethics, and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: A Critical Assessment. Journal of Human Rights, 14. 162-182