Sub-theme 49: Morality and Moral Struggles in and beyond Organizations

Simone Schiller-Merkens, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany
Philip Balsiger, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Sébastien Mena, City, University of London, United Kingdom
Session I: Thursday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, EBS 309
Moral Struggles and Organizational Responses
Chair: Simone Schiller-Merkens, Philip Balsiger & Sébastien Mena
Marjo Siltaoja
Old boys’ network and moral struggles in a mnemonic community
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Kathryn Fahy & Johanna Moisander
Mustafa Kavas, Paula Jarzabkowski and Amit Nigam
Responding to moral struggles faced by family firms operating in faith-led contexts
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Marjo Siltaoja
Kathryn Fahy and Johanna Moisander
Moral legitimacy work as institutional work: A discursive perspective on industry responses to institutional pressures
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Mustafa Kavas, Paula Jarzabkowski & Amit Nigam
Session II: Thursday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, EBS 309
Moral Struggles at the Micro Level
Chair: Philip Balsiger
Meghan Van Portfliet and Kate Kenny
Whistleblowing persistence: A struggle for recognition
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Charles Barthold & Hervé Corvellec
Ida Okkonen and Tuomo Takala
Managers’ moral struggle: A case study on ethical dilemmas and ethical decision-making in the context of immigration
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Meghan Van Portfliet & Kate Kenny
Charles Barthold, David J. Bevan and Hervé Corvellec
Challenging corporate truths: The environmental parrhesia of Rachel Carson, Erin Brockovich, and Vandana Shiva
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Ida Okkonen & Tuomo Takala
Session III: Thursday, July 05, 16:00 to 17:30, EBS 309
Moral Struggles in Complex Environments
Chair: Sébastien Mena
Richard Pucci and Margit Munzer
Challenging the dominance of the market order: Moral struggles over the public interest in accounting in the aftermath of the global financial crisis
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Nina Pohler
Tapiwa Seremani, Carine Farias and Stewart Clegg
Reintegration rituals in institutional change: The case of South Africa’s post-Apartheid truth and reconciliation hearings
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Richard Pucci & Margit Munzer
Nina Pohler
Composite relations: Compromises between universalization and particularity
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Tapiwa Winston Seremani, Carine Farias & Stewart Clegg
Session IV: Friday, July 06, 09:00 to 10:30, EBS 309
Moral Struggles around Commodification
Chair: Philip Balsiger
Kamal A. Munir, Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari and Deborah Brown
From moral philosophy to major market: The remarkable transformation of yoga
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Guillaume Breton-Ménard & Luc Brès
Laure Lelasseux and Michel W. Lander
Finding common grounds: The role of moral and technical arguments in the institutional work of heterogeneous actors
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Deborah Brown, Kamal A. Munir & Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari
Luc Brès and Guillaume Breton-Ménard
How to price nature with respect? Towards practice-based model of responsible commodification
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Laure Lelasseux & Michel W. Lander
Session V: Friday, July 06, 11:00 to 12:30, EBS 309
The Construction of Morality within and through Organizations
Chair: Simone Schiller-Merkens
Sam van Elk, Ewan Ferlie, Robert Lee and Susan Trenholm
Adopting management philosophies – Management gurus and moral bricolage
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Visa Penttilä
Anu Penttilä
Moral struggle to define the boundaries of organizational responsibility – un/reflectivity at everyday work
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Sam van Elk, Ewan Ferlie, Robert Lee & Susan Trenholm
Visa Penttilä
Organizing business ethics through communication – Self writing as an ethical practice in stakeholder relations
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Anu Penttilä
Guillaume Delalieux, Arno Kourula and Frank de Bakker
The modern pharmakon: NGOs as vehicles of corporate social change?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Emelie Adamsson
Session VI: Saturday, July 07, 09:00 to 10:30, EBS 309
Morality and Valuation in Organizational Fields
Chair: Simone Schiller-Merkens
Galina Kallio
The "goods" of organizational practice: Assessing value in food collectives
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Inês Peixoto
Andreas Rasche, André Spicer and Koen van Bommel
From values to value: The commensuration of sustainability reporting and the crowding out of morality
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Galina Kallio
Inês Peixoto
What counts as (un)sustainable? Negotiating moral multiplexity in risk controversies
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Koen van Bommel, Andreas Rasche & André Spicer
Session VII: Saturday, July 07, 11:00 to 12:30, EBS 309
Corporations and NGOs as Moral Agents?
Chair: Sébastien Mena
Bobby Banerjee and Lama Arda
Governing the ungovernable: The NGOization of Palestine
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Krijn Turkenburg, Mirjam Werner & Joep P. Cornelissen
Emelie Adamsson
Moral struggles in the media: The framing of H&M’s responsibility for garment factories 1997–2017
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Bobby Banerjee & Lama Arda
Krijn Turkenburg, Mirjam Werner and Joep P. Cornelissen
The purpose of business: Using Kant to reconceptualize the firm as social actor
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Guillaume Delalieux, Arno Kourula & Frank de Bakker