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Rethinking professionalization: A generative dialogue on CSR practitioners

Brès, L., Mosonyi, S., Gond, J. P. ORCID: 0000-0002-9331-6957, Muzio, D., Mitra, R., Werr, A. and Wickert, C. (2019). Rethinking professionalization: A generative dialogue on CSR practitioners. Journal of Professions and Organization, 6(2), pp. 246-264. doi: 10.1093/jpo/joz009

Abstract

Studies of emerging professions are more and more at the crossroad of different fields of research, and field boundaries thus hamper the development of a full-fledged conversation. In an attempt to bridge these boundaries, this article offers a 'generative dialogue' about the redefinition of the professionalization project through the case of corporate social responsibility (CSR) practitioners. We bring together prominent scholars from two distinct academic communities - CSR and the professions - to shed light on some of the unsolved questions and dilemmas around contemporary professionalization through an example of an emerging profession. Key learnings from this dialogue point us toward the rethinking of processes of professionalization, in particular the role of expertise, the unifying force of common normative goals, and collaborative practises between networks of stakeholders. As such, we expand the research agenda for scholars of the professions and of CSR.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Professions and Organization following peer review. The version of record (Brès, L., Mosonyi, S., Gond, J. P. , Muzio, D., Mitra, R., Werr, A. and Wickert, C. (2019). Rethinking professionalization: A generative dialogue on CSR practitioners. Journal of Professions and Organization, 6(2), pp. 246-264) is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/jpo/joz009
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Departments: Bayes Business School > Management
Date available in CRO: 18 Aug 2021 11:33
Date deposited: 18 August 2021
Date of acceptance: 24 May 2019
Date of first online publication: 8 May 2019
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/26622
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