Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (abstract)
Title: Understanding financial intermediaries’ hesitation about socially responsible investing
Authors: Risi, David
DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.10331abstract
Published in: Academy of Management Proceedings
Volume(Issue): 2017
Issue: 1
Pages: 1
Pages to: 40
Conference details: 2017 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, USA, 4-8 August 2017
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Academy of Management
ISSN: 0065-0668
Language: English
Subjects: Bank; Institutional logic; Insurance firm; Socially responsible investing
Subject (DDC): 170: Ethics
332.6: Investment
Abstract: Despite a strong demand for Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and scientific evidence that responsible investing can outperform conventional investments, financial intermediaries are hesitant about SRI. Through an institutional logics lens, this research inductively investigates what hinders the adoption of SRI within intermediaries. Based on interviews with representatives from Swiss banks and insurance firms, the comparative study shows that while short-term orientation tends to complicate SRI, long-termism generally furthers SRI. The findings contribute to the SRI and the institutional logics literature: First, time helps to understand differences in SRI adoption and gives new insights into the feasibility of SRI. Second, the research explains how time shapes the conflict between different institutional logics within organizations.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Appears in Collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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