Sub-theme 38: The Corporatization of Politics and the Politicization of Corporations

Convenors:
Christian De Cock, University of Essex, UK
Daniel Nyberg, Nottingham University Business School, UK
Christopher Wright, University of Sydney Business School, Australia
Session I: Thursday, July 03, 11:00 to 12:30, C2-5
Theorizing Power and CSR
Chair: Christian De Cock
Anselm Schneider and Andreas Scherer
CSR policies – Increasing business power or regulatory coherence?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jukka Rintamäki & Ville-Pekka Sorsa
Raymond Loveridge
Corporate political strategy and the circuitous construction of elite normalities
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): John Murray
Session II: Thursday, July 03, 14:00 to 15:30, C2-5
Theorizing the Subject and Agency
Chair: Daniel Nyberg
Jeroen Veldman
The neoliberal synthetic subject
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Alex Faria
Sareh Pouryousefi and Jeff Frooman
The principal's problem in agency theory: Implications for normative business ethics
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): James Freund
Esther Hennchen
Managing Political Responsibilities: The Case of Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Hajime Oda
Session III: Thursday, July 03, 16:00 to 17:30, C2-5
The Politics of Media
Chair: Christopher Wright
Erik Jacobi and James Freund
Beyond Petroleum as god and devil: A psychodynamic model of corporate identity conflict
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Bobby Banerjee
Mark Badham and Johanna Moisander
Legitimating protests: How the media validates activists' legitimacy judgements
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): André Spicer and Jean Pascal Gond
Daniel Lacerda
Rio de Janeiro and the divided state: Analysing the political discourse on favelas
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jolanda van Rooijen
Session IV: Friday, July 04, 09:00 to 10:30, C2-5
Corporate Irresponsibility and Marginalization
Chair: Christian De Cock
Bobby Banerjee and Cameron Sabadoz
The governance of political Corporate Social Responsibility
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Anselm Schneider & Andreas Scherer
Jukka Rintamäki and Ville-Pekka Sorsa
Forgetting the unforgivable: corporate (ir)responsibility, institutional work and the politics of collective memory
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Matthew Gitsham, Jonathan Gosliing & Ajit Nayak
John Murray
Varieties of bullshit
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Esther Hennchen
Session V: Friday, July 04, 14:00 to 15:30, C2-5
Politics and Public Policy
Chair: Daniel Nyberg
Lara Simielli and Mário Aquino Alves
Corporations acting as political actors: A case study of a coalition for education in Brazil
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Alison Kemper
Jolanda van Rooijen
Waste electrical and electronic equipment: A new EU-directive. Will the recycling industry be the culprit or the victim?
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Daniel Lacerda
Hajime Oda
Institutionalized lobbying channels: An analysis of public councils and workshops
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Amy Klemm Verbos, Sheeba Asirvatham and Maria Humphries
Session VI: Saturday, July 05, 09:00 to 10:30, C2-5
Leading and Misleading Change
Chair: Christopher Wright
Matt Gitsham, Jonathan Gosling and Ajit Nayak
Interpreting the role of business leaders in shaping public policy
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Sareh Pouryousefi
Alex Faria, Takeyoshi Imasato, Ana Guedes and Bill Cooke
Reimagining the rise of "all-inclusive" corporate social strategies
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Jeroen Veldman
Alison Kemper and Roger Martin
Carbon capture: The rise of Australia and Canada's influence on climate negotiation
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Lara Simielli & Mário Alves
Session VII: Saturday, July 05, 11:00 to 12:30, C2-5
Paradoxes and Ideologies
Chair: Christian De Cock
Daniel Nyberg, Christian De Cock and Nicolette van Gestel
The displacement of critique: Neo-liberal domination in Swedish public policy
Discussant(s)Discussant(s): Raymond Loveridge