The Emergence and Evolution of Stakeholder Activism and Firm Responses During Social Issue Life-Cycle: The Dynamics of Business-Government-NGO Relationship

Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 19:495-507 (2008)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Due to increasing stakeholder activism, several firms have recently been driven into a conflict with stakeholders resulting in unexpected consequences. Based on an in-depth case study of a conflict between a forest industry company and environmental activist groups, we develop a framework for analysing the emergence and consequences of a stakeholder conflict. We argue that a conflict ina stakeholder relationship effects not only to this particular stakeholder relationship, but it also evokes dynamic changes in the stakeholder network of the firm including the emergence of new pressuring stakeholders, the complication of the original conflicting issue, and the emergence of new conflicts in the stakeholder network. We contend that the network effects of stakeholder conflictescalation are particularly critical issue in the relationships with activist groups and other “secondary” stakeholders

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 76,363

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

A “Black Box” of Stakeholder Thinking.Kalle Pajunen - 2010 - Journal of Business Ethics 96 (S1):27-32.
Structure and Agency in Firm-Stakeholder Networks.Dominic Kaeslin - 2007 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 18:443-447.
A Map Leading to Less Waste: Stakeholder Salience and Plastic Waste.David Saiia & Vananh Le - 2009 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 20:302-313.
Stakeholder Management Theory, Firm Strategy, and Ambidexterity.Mario Minoja - 2012 - Journal of Business Ethics 109 (1):67-82.
The Nature of Nature as a Stakeholder.Matias Laine - 2010 - Journal of Business Ethics 96 (S1):73-78.
Decentered Stakeholder Theory: Toward a Research Agenda.Dominic Kaeslin, Ruth Schmitt & Jerry Calton - 2007 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 18:448-452.
Mediation as an ethical adjunct of stakeholder theory.Marc Lampe - 2001 - Journal of Business Ethics 31 (2):165 - 173.

Analytics

Added to PP
2012-03-18

Downloads
19 (#589,525)

6 months
1 (#451,398)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references