How Do European SME Owner—Managers Make Sense of 'Stakeholder Management'?: Insights from a Cross-National Study

Journal of Business Ethics 109 (1):39 - 51 (2012)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

The vast majority of empirical research on stakeholder management has traditionally focused on multinational corporations. Only in recent years, scholars have begun to pay attention to the stakeholder management concept in relation to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The few existing studies in this area, however, discuss SMEs as a context free category or remain focused on single country analysis. This cross-national empirical research investigates SME owner—managers' perceptions of stakeholder management in six European countries. The comparative analysis is followed by a discussion of how institutional, cultural and linguistic contexts can influence owner—managers' sensemaking of stakeholder management. Our study questions the universality of specific management terms and proposes that more attention should be paid to the institutional, cultural and linguistic environments that shape economic activity in different parts of Europe

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 94,749

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Layoffs in SMEs: The Role of Social Proximity.Vivien Lefebvre - 2023 - Journal of Business Ethics 190 (4):801-820.
Internal effects of stakeholder management devices.Sara A. Morris - 1997 - Journal of Business Ethics 16 (4):413-424.

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-09-29

Downloads
20 (#780,727)

6 months
4 (#1,052,292)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?