Sub-theme 38: The Corporatization of Politics and the Politicization of Corporations

Christian De Cock, University of Essex, UK
Daniel Nyberg, Nottingham University Business School, UK
Christopher Wright, University of Sydney Business School, Australia
Session I: Thursday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, C2-5
Theorizing Power and CSR
Chair: Christian De Cock
Anselm Schneider and Andreas Scherer
CSR policies – Increasing business power or regulatory coherence?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jukka Rintamäki & Ville-Pekka Sorsa
Raymond Loveridge
Corporate political strategy and the circuitous construction of elite normalities
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): John Murray
Session II: Thursday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, C2-5
Theorizing the Subject and Agency
Chair: Daniel Nyberg
Jeroen Veldman
The neoliberal synthetic subject
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Alex Faria
Sareh Pouryousefi and Jeff Frooman
The principal's problem in agency theory: Implications for normative business ethics
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): James Freund
Esther Hennchen
Managing Political Responsibilities: The Case of Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Hajime Oda
Session III: Thursday, July 03, 16:00 to 17:30, C2-5
The Politics of Media
Chair: Christopher Wright
Erik Jacobi and James Freund
Beyond Petroleum as god and devil: A psychodynamic model of corporate identity conflict
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Bobby Banerjee
Mark Badham and Johanna Moisander
Legitimating protests: How the media validates activists' legitimacy judgements
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): André Spicer and Jean Pascal Gond
Daniel Lacerda
Rio de Janeiro and the divided state: Analysing the political discourse on favelas
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jolanda van Rooijen
Session IV: Friday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, C2-5
Corporate Irresponsibility and Marginalization
Chair: Christian De Cock
Bobby Banerjee and Cameron Sabadoz
The governance of political Corporate Social Responsibility
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Anselm Schneider & Andreas Scherer
Jukka Rintamäki and Ville-Pekka Sorsa
Forgetting the unforgivable: corporate (ir)responsibility, institutional work and the politics of collective memory
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Matthew Gitsham, Jonathan Gosliing & Ajit Nayak
John Murray
Varieties of bullshit
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Esther Hennchen
Session V: Friday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, C2-5
Politics and Public Policy
Chair: Daniel Nyberg
Lara Simielli and Mário Aquino Alves
Corporations acting as political actors: A case study of a coalition for education in Brazil
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Alison Kemper
Jolanda van Rooijen
Waste electrical and electronic equipment: A new EU-directive. Will the recycling industry be the culprit or the victim?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Daniel Lacerda
Hajime Oda
Institutionalized lobbying channels: An analysis of public councils and workshops
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Amy Klemm Verbos, Sheeba Asirvatham and Maria Humphries
Session VI: Saturday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, C2-5
Leading and Misleading Change
Chair: Christopher Wright
Matt Gitsham, Jonathan Gosling and Ajit Nayak
Interpreting the role of business leaders in shaping public policy
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Sareh Pouryousefi
Alexandre Faria, Takeyoshi Imasato, Ana Guedes and Bill Cooke
Reimagining the rise of "all-inclusive" corporate social strategies
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jeroen Veldman
Alison Kemper and Roger Martin
Carbon capture: The rise of Australia and Canada's influence on climate negotiation
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Lara Simielli & Mário Alves
Session VII: Saturday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, C2-5
Paradoxes and Ideologies
Chair: Christian De Cock
Daniel Nyberg, Christian De Cock and Nicolette van Gestel
The displacement of critique: Neo-liberal domination in Swedish public policy
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Raymond Loveridge