The Politics of Stakeholder Influence in Corporate Environmental Governance

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The Politics of Stakeholder Influence in Corporate Environmental Governance

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dc.contributor.author Backer, Lise en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:24:23Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:24:23Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05-10T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6698
dc.description.abstract In this article I analyse how the multinational oil company Shell has responded to the increasing institutional pressures (DiMaggio and Powell, 1983) related to corporate environmental governance. The corporate culture in Shell appears favourable (Hoffman, 2001) towards the adoption of corporate environmental governance practices. The Shell top management is to this end appearing sincere in the way they monitor (Meyer and Rowan, 1977) the progress in giving secondary stakeholders (Clarkson, 1995) access to environmental information and to environmental decision-making in Shell. Based on the Shell case I contribute in this article to descriptive stakeholder engagement theory by conceptualising a number of new internal influence strategies that engaged secondary stakeholders can use in their new face-to-face interactions with the corporations. These internal stakeholder influence strategies should be seen as adding to the list of external stakeholder influence strategies (e.g. Frooman, 1999) that secondary stakeholders can use in their traditional role of operating from the outside. en_US
dc.format.extent 19 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2006-002 en_US
dc.title The Politics of Stakeholder Influence in Corporate Environmental Governance en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt06maj10 mielmo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Organisation og Arbejdssociologi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IOA en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Organization and Industrial Sociology en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort OIS en_US
dc.description.notes Submission to Business & Society (accepted for review). Special Issue: The Politics of Stakeholder Influence en_US
dc.idnumber x656520093 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2006 en_US


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