The evolution of corporate social responsiveness: an exploratory study of Finnish and Canadian forestry companies

Nasi, J., Nasi, S., Phillips, N. and Zyglidopoulos, S. (1997) The evolution of corporate social responsiveness: an exploratory study of Finnish and Canadian forestry companies. Business and Society, 36(3), pp. 296-321. (doi:10.1177/000765039703600305)

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Abstract

In this article, the authors investigate the applicability and usefulness of three alternative perspectives on corporate issues management: issue life cycle theory, legitimacy theory, and stakeholder theory. Each perspective makes certain as- sumptions about the nature of issues management activities and certain general predictions about corporate social responsiveness. The authors test the relative applicability of the three theories through a case study of the issues management activities of four large forestry companies in Finland and Canada. The authors conclude that all three perspectives have value but differ in the level of analysis and time frame to which they apply.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zyglidopoulos, Dr Stylianos
Authors: Nasi, J., Nasi, S., Phillips, N., and Zyglidopoulos, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Business and Society
ISSN:0007-6503
ISSN (Online):1552-4205

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