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Wash Corporate Heads! Business Practice can be Changed via the Dispositions of Executives: Re-socialization towards Implicit Eco-sustainability

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  • Hrotko, Timur

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The present paper is the synopsis of my doctoral dissertation, which assumes that – in addition to rational factors – the dispositions of management also decisively affect business decisions, and thus business executives' mindset and behavioral patterns (their 'habitus') should be the target of the influence of society whenever societally important changes depend on current business practice. I outlined an institutionalized framework of re-socialization to influence the CEO subculture (and suggest it as part of the CSR agenda). The ecological sensitivity and awareness of industry are treated as a societal issue in the thesis. I have carried out research into the presence and functioning of dispositional logic (the Bourdieusian habitus) in managerial practice with the help of a few narrative interviews.

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  • Hrotko, Timur, 2008. "Wash Corporate Heads! Business Practice can be Changed via the Dispositions of Executives: Re-socialization towards Implicit Eco-sustainability," MPRA Paper 9089, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 13 May 2008.
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    1. McCloskey, Deirdre N., 2006. "The Bourgeois Virtues," University of Chicago Press Economics Books, University of Chicago Press, edition 0, number 9780226556635.
    2. Deirdre McCloskey, 2004. "The Bourgeois Virtues," World Economics, World Economics, 1 Ivory Square, Plantation Wharf, London, United Kingdom, SW11 3UE, vol. 5(3), pages 1-16, July.
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    Keywords

    disposition; Habitus; business practice; executive subculture; ecological responsibility; CSR; eco-sustainability; voluntary standard; logic of collective action; mindset; interplay as collusion; controlled influence; practice constructing community; auxiliary socialization; re-socialization; strategy-as-practice; stewardship; fiduciary duty; social engagement; organizational choreography; professional identity; executive mask; meaning negotiation;

    JEL classification:

    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility
    • D70 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - General
    • D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises
    • L20 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - General
    • L50 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - General
    • A14 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Sociology of Economics

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