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Revisiting Politics in Political CSR: How coercive and deliberative dynamics operate through institutional work in a Colombian company

Acosta, P., Acquier, A. and Gond, J-P. ORCID: 0000-0002-9331-6957 (2019). Revisiting Politics in Political CSR: How coercive and deliberative dynamics operate through institutional work in a Colombian company. Organization Studies, doi: 10.1177/0170840619867725

Abstract

This article analyses the political dynamics taking place within a Colombian supplier company during the implementation of a client’s global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, which radically transformed the local understandings of the supplier’s social responsibilities. We distinguish two forms of politics in political CSR – coercive and deliberative politics – and examine how they unfold through lower-level managers’ institutional work. Our longitudinal case study identifies four types of institutional work, which combine into three political configurations – irreconcilable politics, complementary politics and aligned deliberative politics – resulting in the hybridization of explicit and implicit CSR. By analysing how local managers from emerging countries and at the bottom of the supply chain cope with the new political role of MNCs, we expand the political microfoundations of CSR and highlight the interactive and political nature of institutional work aimed at addressing major societal challenges.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Acosta, P., Acquier, A. and Gond, J-P. (2019). Revisiting Politics in Political CSR: How coercive and deliberative dynamics operate through institutional work in a Colombian company. Organization Studies. Copyright © 2019 The Author(s) doi: 10.1177/0170840619867725
Publisher Keywords: CSR, deliberative politics, developing countries, institutional work, micro-CSR, political CSR (PCSR), transnational diffusion
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Departments: Cass Business School > Management
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/22915
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