Exploring the Institutionalization of Corporate Responsibility

A Formal Modeling Approach

Patrick Haack, Dennis Schoeneborn

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    Resumé

    Organizations often adopt formal policies ceremonially, that is, neither substantively nor in alignment with actual practice. Prior research on practice adoption suggested that opacity stabi-lizes ceremonial adoption and impedes substantive adoption. This paper offers a dynamic view of adoption and re-examines the role of opacity in promoting substantive and widespread adoption. Using a Markov chain model, we demonstrate that if opacity is transitory and succeeded by transparency, opacity can actually promote substantive adoption within an industry. We substantiate the validity of our arguments by drawing on the prominent management practice of corporate responsibility. Our paper contributes to the development of a general theory of decoupling and institutionalization by examining the boundary conditions under which organizations adopt ceremonially or implement substantively a policy. We discuss the implications of our findings for institutional theory and research on corporate responsibility.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelProceedings of the Seventy-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
    RedaktørerJohn Humphreys
    Antal sider5
    Udgivelses stedBriar Cliff Manor, NY
    ForlagAcademy of Management
    Publikationsdato2015
    Sider201-205
    Artikelnummer11508
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2015
    BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015: Opening Governance - Vancouver, Canada
    Varighed: 7 aug. 201511 aug. 2015
    Konferencens nummer: 75
    http://aom.org/annualmeeting/

    Konference

    KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015
    Nummer75
    LandCanada
    ByVancouver
    Periode07/08/201511/08/2015
    Internetadresse
    NavnAcademy of Management Proceedings
    ISSN2151-6561

    Emneord

    • Adoption
    • Corporate responsibility
    • Formal modeling

    Citer dette

    Haack, P., & Schoeneborn, D. (2015). Exploring the Institutionalization of Corporate Responsibility: A Formal Modeling Approach. I J. Humphreys (red.), Proceedings of the Seventy-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (s. 201-205). [11508] Briar Cliff Manor, NY: Academy of Management. Academy of Management Proceedings https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2015.141
    Haack, Patrick ; Schoeneborn, Dennis. / Exploring the Institutionalization of Corporate Responsibility : A Formal Modeling Approach. Proceedings of the Seventy-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. red. / John Humphreys. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management, 2015. s. 201-205 (Academy of Management Proceedings).
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    Proceedings of the Seventy-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. red. / John Humphreys. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management, 2015. s. 201-205 11508 (Academy of Management Proceedings).

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