Search for dissertations about: "institutional theory"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 258 swedish dissertations containing the words institutional theory.

  1. 1. Contextualising Constructions of Corporate Social Responsibility Social Embeddedness in Discourse and Institutional Contexts

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Sociology, Stockholm University

    Author : Brita Backlund Rambaree; Barbara Hobson; Charlotta Stern; Dima Jamali; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; corporate social responsibility; CSR; institutional theory; Foucault; context; embeddedness; institutions; new institutionalism; institutional complementarity; discursive institutionalism; institutional work; responsible investment; SRI; social constructionism; discourse; power; qualitative content analysis; self-reporting; abductive approach; interpretative repertoires; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : ‘Corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) and ‘socially responsible investment’ (SRI) have become predominant frameworks connecting business to society that have spread across the globe. They comprise a shared set of ideas and practices, such as those promoted in global reporting standards and by international organisations such as the UN Global Compact. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Common Good in Common Goods - The Decommodification of Fundamental Resources through Law

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Saki Bailey; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2020]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; commons; common goods; shareable goods; legal theory; social theory; socio-legal theory; property theory; critical legal theory; critical approaches to law; post-capitalist approaches to law; post-marxist approaches to law; post-liberal approaches to law; legal foundations of the market; embedding the market; strategic decommodification; decommodification; democratization of the economy; equitable access to resources; social property relations; housing policy; housing law; third-sector housing; shared limited equity; community land trusts; housing cooperatives; baugruppen; bostadsrätt; resource specific analysis; economic analysis of resources; neoliberalism.;

    Abstract : This dissertation is divided into three parts. Part I analyzes the Commons as a post-capitalist strategy accomplished through law by developing an alternative social theory of the market as a social institution. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Politics of People - Not Just Mangroves and Monkeys A study of the theory and practice of community-based management of natural resources in Zanzibar

    University dissertation from Huddinge : Södertörns högskola

    Author : Fred Saunders; Björn Hassler; Vesa-Matti Loiske; Frances Cleaver; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Actor-oriented theory; CBNRM; Community conservation; Conservation conflict; CPR theory; Environmental science; ICDP; Institutional theory; Mangroves; Participatory governance; Power; Zanzibar;

    Abstract : Community-based management of natural resource (CBNRM) projects have commonly failed to deliver conservation and development benefits. This thesis examined how the theoretical assumptions of common pool resource (CPR) theory have contributed to the indifferent performance of CBNRM projects. READ MORE

  4. 4. Bank-Industry Networks and Economic Evolution : An Institutional-Evolutionary Approach

    University dissertation from Jönköping : Internationella Handelshögskolan

    Author : Thomas Marmefelt; [1998]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Schumpeterian bank-entrepreneur interaction; Bank-industry networks; Innovation; Economic evolution; Endogenous growth; Entropy; Financial institutions; Governance; Conventions; Institutional change; Network commitment; Spontaneous order; Collective action; Evolutionary game theory; Economic history;

    Abstract : The links between institutions and economic evolution, especially between financial institutions and industrial innovation, are poorly understood. Having Schumpeter´s theory of economic evolution as starting point, this study gives an outline of an institutional-evolutionary theory of institutional change, innovation, and financial systems, based on learning-by-financing within bank-industry networks. READ MORE

  5. 5. An Institutional Analysis of Insurance Regulation - The Case of Sweden

    University dissertation from Department of Economics, Lund Universtiy

    Author : P Göran T Hägg; [1998]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Misguided Trust; Prime Move Problem; Trust-sensitive Contracts; The Economics of Trust; The Special Interest Theory; The Public Interest Theory; Transaction Costs; Institutional Theory; Insurance Regulation; Institutions; Reputation; Quality.; Actuarial science; Försäkring ej försäkringsrätt S137 ;

    Abstract : The thesis is a broad attempt to analyse economic forces behind, and economic rationales for, institutions that constrain the organisation and operation of insurance companies. The basic task is threefold: (i) to develop institutional theory by providing an outline of a transaction cost explanation of the origin of, and the rationale for, institutions that constrain the organisation and the operation of insurance organisations; (ii) to apply our institutional theory and explain recorded institutional structures in order to make them intelligible with respect to the contractual context in which they have been nested; and (iii) to appraise the explanatory power of our institutional theory with respect to conventional economic theories on the economics of public regulation. READ MORE