Sub-theme 10: (SWG) Corporate Responsibility and Irresponsibility

Steen Vallentin, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Guido Palazzo, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Andreas Georg Scherer, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Session I: Thursday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, G4
Introduction: Defining, Theorizing and Measuring Corporate (Ir-)Responsibility
Chair: Steen Vallentin
Oscar Stewart and Denis G. Arnold
The Strategic Foundations of Corporate Irresponsibility
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jukka Rintamäki
Nicola Salvati, Elisa Giuliani and Davide Fiaschi
The challenge of measuring corporate social irresponsibility
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Stephanos Anastasiadis
First, Guido Palazzo, Andreas Scherer and Steen Vallentin will introduce the EGOS Standing Working Group (SWG) 10 and the sub-theme.
Session II: Thursday, July 07, 14:00 to 15:30, G4
Corporate Irresponsibility: From the Bad to the Really Ugly
Chair: Guido Palazzo
Günter K. Stahl and Milda Zilinskaite
An investigation into the dark side of leader behavior: Putting the corporate psychopaths theory and other dispositional explanations of managerial misconduct under scrutiny
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Maria Wishart
Ernesto de Nito, Paolo Canonico, Stefano Consiglio and Gianluigi Mangia
Atypical exploitance relationships between firms and criminal organizations: A case study from the video poker industry
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Florian Überbacher
Rob Caruana, Andrew Crane and Claire Ingram
Modern slavery: The role of prototypes in categorizing extreme labor exploitation
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Rashedur Chowdry
Session III: Thursday, July 07, 16:00 to 17:30
- Parallel Stream -
Parallel Stream A: Interactive Poster Session 1 - Room: G4
Chair: Andreas Scherer
Sameer Azizi
Critical exploration of political CSR in context of anarchy
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ralph Hamann, Guido Palazzo
Anna-Lena Maier and Dirk Ulrich Gilbert
Corporate irresponsibility and international business - limits and potentials of Political CSR in the authoritarian context of a Middle Eastern nuclear energy project
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Robert Caruana, Steen Vallentin
Elisa Giuliani, Davide Fiaschi and Federica Nieri
Multilatinas’ legitimacy at a crossroads: Accounting for their social irresponsibility across different institutional environments
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Markus Scholz, Mattia Anesa
Kirsti Iivonen
Constructing a socially irresponsible industry through multidimensional public delegitimation
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ernesto De Nito, Erin Leitheiser
Parallel Stream B: Interactive Poster Session 2 - Room: H1
Chair: tba
Jennifer Goodman and Jukka Mäkinen
Corporate Social Responsibility and Irresponsibility: A Political Perspective
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Emanuelle Reuter, Anja Schaefer
Johannes Jahn and Rolf Brühl
Can bad news be good? Enhancing perception of corporate credibility and social responsibility by transparently communicating corporate irresponsibility
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Anne Vestergaard, Davide Fiaschi
Maria Wishart, Anja Schaefer and Kristen Reid
Moral identity work in business practitioners: How can understanding the individual moral identity work of practitioners help elucidate broader issues of corporate irresponsibility?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Arno Kourola, Oscar Stewart
Barbara Fryzel
Determinants of CSR regulatory mechanisms. The role of emotions and contagion in socially irresponsible behavior
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Günter K. Stahl, Ville-Pekka Sorsa
Session IV: Friday, July 08, 09:00 to 10:30, G4
Restoring Legitimacy after an Irresponsible Transgression
Chair: Johannes Jahn
Arno Kourula, Ville-Pekka Sorsa and Jukka Rintamäki
Beyond “too big to fail”: maintenance of a license to operate after corporate irresponsibility
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Michelle Westermann-Behaylo
Markus Scholz and Barbara Kump
After episodes of ethical blindness: How organizations can lose their blinkers and re-learn to see
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Rolf Brühl
Irena Descubes, Cyrlene Claasen, Irena Descubes and Tom McNamara
Ethical Discourse in a Conentious Industry: Trophy Hunting in Namibia
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Robert Caruana
Session V: Friday, July 08, 14:00 to 15:30, G4
Challenging Irresponsible Corporate Practices
Chair: Arno Kourola
Andreas Paul Spee, Mattia Anesa, Nicole Gillespie and Kerrie Sadiq
Justifying the legitimacy of corporate tax minimization
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Kirsti Iivonen
Florian Überbacher, Emmanuelle Reuter and Andreas Georg Scherer
Fighting offshore tax evasion: United States’ hard Law enforcement, transnational field transformation, and the deinstitutionalization of Swiss banking secrecy
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Andrew Crane
Stephanos Anastasiadis, Jeremy Moon and Michael Humphreys
Lobbying and the responsible firm: Agenda-setting for a freshly-conceptualized field
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Kathleen Rehbein
Session VI: Saturday, July 09, 09:00 to 10:30, G4
Extractive Industries, Human Rights and Political CSR
Chair: Andreas Scherer
Ralph Hamann
A dark side of political CSR: The Marikana Massacre and the dialectic negation of responsibility
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Barbara Fryzell
Michelle Westermann-Behaylo, Kathleen Rehbein and Tricia Olsen
Institutional pressures for social performance: Corporate social irresponsibility in the oil & gas sector
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Anna-Lena Punken
Clara Roussey, Nicolas Balas and Florence Palpacuer
The transformative potential of CSR in the mining industry: A critical reading
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Elisa Giuliani
Session VII: Saturday, July 09, 11:00 to 12:30, G4
(Ir-)Responsibility and Development
Chair: Steen Vallentin
Luisa Murphy, Anne Vestergaard, Thilde Langevang and Mette Morsing
Irresponsible governance for non-responsible business? A case study into business as a development agent in Ghana
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Cyrlene Claasen
Rashedur Chowdhury
An examination of human rights violations in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh and its implications for CSR
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Sameer Azizi
Erin Leitheiser
Moving the goalpost: How the collapse of Rana Plaza altered attributions of responsibility in Bangladesh
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jennifer Goodman