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Title: Exploring the internal dynamics of corporate social responsibility implementation : the role of resource endowments and functional departments
Authors : Risi, David
Wickert, Christopher
et. al : No
Pages : 1
Pages to: 40
Conference details: 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, United States, 9-13 August 2019
Publisher / Ed. Institution : ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
Issue Date: 2019
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Process model; Functional department; Qualitative study; Corporate social responsibility
Subject (DDC) : 658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: The way corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies unfold inside organizations remains a black box. This qualitative study delves into the inner workings of CSR. We inductively investigate the role of tangible and intangible resources and how resource flows are linked to various organizational departments involved in the execution of CSR. Our research question is: How are resources allocated for CSR distributed among organizational departments and why do these resources shift in the course of CSR implementation? We find six mechanisms explaining why resources are dynamically allocated to different departments and why such resource shifts trigger organizational transition towards more advanced levels of CSR implementation. Our research contributes to the literature that examines how CSR activities and strategies unfold within businesses. More generally, this allows better understanding of intra-organizational dynamics of firms’ strategic responses to normative pressures.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Human Capital Management (ZHCM)
Publication type: Conference paper
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-18619
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