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Corporate social license, a study in legitimacy, conformance, and corruption, Petter Gottschalk, Christopher Hamerton - electronic bk

This book makes a distinctive and innovative contribution to the study of white-collar and corporate crime through detailed examination of the use, affect, and violation of the corporate social license ? a concept frequently extended to a license to operate. Whilst discrete aspects of corporate social responsibility have found their way into the discourse on business deviance and crime, no single book to date has provided a detailed exploration of social licence through a criminological lens. Here, using an interdisciplinary focus which includes illustrative case-studies and large-scale original fieldwork, Gottschalk and Hamerton explore European, North American, Asian, and global perspectives to identify, position, and reveal the impact of the social license on contemporary conceptions of white-collar and corporate deviance and crime. Corporate Social License: A Study in Legitimacy, Conformance, and Corruption will be of interest to scholars of criminology, law, business management, and sociology along with professionals within allied fields. Petter Gottschalk is Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational behaviour at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway. Christopher Hamerton is Deputy Director of the Institute of Criminal Justice Research in the School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Table Of Contents
Intro -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- 1 Introduction -- References -- 2 Violations of the Social License -- The Social License to Operate -- Corporate Investigation Reports -- Case: Bestseller Garments in Myanmar -- Case: Obos Housing in Norway -- Case: Samherji Fishing in Namibia -- Effective Informal Social Control -- References -- 3 Institutional Theory Perspectives -- Traditional Strategic Responses to Pressure -- Characteristics of People Institutions -- Institutional Deterioration Causing Decay -- Institutional Plasticity Enabling Change -- References -- 4 Stakeholder Theory Perspectives -- Gaining and Keeping a Social License -- Involvement of Business Stakeholders -- Impact of Community Religion -- Managers Without Workplace Morals -- Offender Recidivism Magnitude -- White-Collar Support Group -- Chasing Former Chief Executive I -- Chasing Former Chief Executive II -- References -- 5 Legitimacy and the Corporate Social License -- Corporate Business Trustworthiness -- Social License Contract Perspective -- Corporate Moral Legitimacy Perspective -- Relevant Sources of License Authority -- Important Substance of Social License -- Critical Value of Social License -- An Australian Case Study -- References -- 6 Corporate Response to Normative Social Pressure -- Corporate Responses to Normative Pressures -- Normative Corporate Corruption Pressure -- Normative Pressure from Auditors -- Call for New Form of Capitalism -- Social Economic Conflict in Society -- Remaking Capitalism for Social Acceptance -- References -- 7 The Convenience Theory Approach -- Chief Executive Offenders -- Deviance Convenience Propositions -- Executive Status Convenience -- Resource Access Convenience -- Corporate Deterioration Convenience -- Principal-Agent Convenience -- Rule Complexity Convenience -- Outside-In Normative Pressure -- References
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Physical Description
1 online resource (412 pages), illustrations
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