Talk and Action: Probing the Ideal of Consistency Between CSR Talk and CSR Practices

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between organizational talk and action. Focusing in particular on the temporal dimension of this relationship, that is, the potential for talk to become action over time, we put forward ideal types of organizational strategies for possible talk-action relationships. While we illustrate our theoretical points with examples from both corporate and political contexts, we draw especially on the field of corporate social responsibility (as an extreme case) where expectations of consistency between talk and actions are most explicitly pronounced.
The aim of this paper is to analyze the relationship between organizational talk and action. Focusing in particular on the temporal dimension of this relationship, that is, the potential for talk to become action over time, we put forward ideal types of organizational strategies for possible talk-action relationships. While we illustrate our theoretical points with examples from both corporate and political contexts, we draw especially on the field of corporate social responsibility (as an extreme case) where expectations of consistency between talk and actions are most explicitly pronounced.

Conference

ConferenceThe 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016
Number32
CountryItaly
CityNapoli
Period07/07/201609/07/2016
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Keywords

  • Talk-action relations
  • CSR
  • Communication
  • Performativity

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Talk and Action : Probing the Ideal of Consistency Between CSR Talk and CSR Practices. / Christensen, Lars Thøger; Morsing, Mette; Thyssen, Ole.

2016. Paper presented at The 32nd EGOS Colloquium 2016, Napoli, Italy.

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