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The Dynamics of Social ResponsibiliTy: Processes, Positions, anD Paths in the Oil and Gas Industry

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  • Paul C. Godfrey
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    I use corporate strategy concepts and tools to focus on the dynamics of firm social initiatives and actions over time. I examine the different paths and positions taken by firms, and the processes that may underlie such paths and positions. My sample comprises 19 firms in the oil and gas industry, and covers the decade from 1991-2000. I use an exploratory approach that mixes qualitative and quantitative cluster analysis as the primary tools to examine this industry, and to isolate and examine distinct social responsibility positions and paths taken by these firms. I also provide evidence about which theoretical processes seem to best explain these choices.

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    Article provided by LMU Munich School of Management in its journal Schmalenbach Business Review.

    Volume (Year): 59 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 208-224

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    Handle: RePEc:sbr:abstra:v:59:y:2007:i:3:p:208-224

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    Keywords: Cluster Analysis; Corporate Social Responsibility; Oil and Gas Industry;

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