Search for dissertations about: "social embeddedness"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 52 swedish dissertations containing the words social embeddedness.

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

    Author : Brita Backlund Rambaree; Barbara Hobson; Charlotta Stern; Dima Jamali; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; 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; 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;

    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. How Personal Networks Shape Business : An Anthropological Study of Social Embeddedness, Knowledge Development and Growth of Firms

    Author : Peter Parker; Socialantropologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; social embeddedness; growth; small business; trust; social capital; knowledge development; informal organization; personal network; Business network; social network; anthropology; Sociology of labour; sociology of enterprise; Arbetslivssociologi; företagssociologi; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Business studies; Företagsekonomi;

    Abstract : The research draws from anthropological work on social exchange and later work on embeddedness in an exploration of how personal networks shape business. The purpose of the research is to contribute to an understanding of how social relations shape economic processes and vice versa. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Rationale of Taking Social Responsibility: Social Embeddedness of Business Owners in Uganda

    Author : Malin Nystrand; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; social responsibility; business; business owners; social embeddedness; Uganda; moral economy; SME; development; Africa; private sector;

    Abstract : This dissertation contributes to the research on small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Africa. It focuses on resource redistributions in social groups, a practice that often has been seen as an obstacle to business development in the African context. READ MORE

  4. 4. Immigrant entrepreneurs in a changing institutional context : a mixed embeddedness approach

    Author : Aliaksei Kazlou; Martin Klinthäll; Susanne Urban; Karl Wennberg; Monder Ram; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Immigrant entrepreneurs; Mixed embeddedness; Entrepreneurial process; Institutional change; Invandrarföretagare; Mixed embeddedness; Entreprenörsprocess; Institutionell förändring;

    Abstract : Immigrant entrepreneurs are known to be heterogeneous in terms of available resources and entrepreneurial outcomes. However, this heterogeneity, as well as immigrant entrepreneurs’ embeddedness in social networks and the institutional context of high-income welfare states such as Sweden, remains understudied. READ MORE

  5. 5. Managing Distance : Small Firm Networks at the Geographic Margins

    Author : Alexandre Dubois; Brita Hermelin; Andrew Copus; Dimitris Skuras; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; globalisation; periphery; small firms; embeddedness; extralocal networks; proximity; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : Small businesses located in the most sparsely populated and peripheral parts of Europe are frequently believed to be marginalised with respect to the processes of economic globalisation. This thesis proposes to explore an alternative perspective for understanding how small businesses that are located at the geographical margins engage with the globalised economy. READ MORE