Legitimizing corporate (Un) sustainability : a case study of passive SMEs

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dc.contributor.authorChassé, Sonia-
dc.contributor.authorBoiral, Olivier-
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-13T13:56:06Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-13T13:56:06Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-03-
dc.identifier.issn1086-0266fr_CA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/13642-
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this article is to explore how decision makers in small- and medium-sized enterprises explain their lack of commitment to sustainability through various justifications. These justifications are intended to rationalize and legitimize, through socially acceptable arguments, the absence of substantial actions in this area. A case study based on 33 interviews in nine Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises showed that managers rationalize their lack of commitment to sustainability in several different ways. These can be grouped into three main types of justifications: prioritization of economic survival, looking for a scapegoat, and denial and minimization (denial of negative impacts, minimization of sustainability issues, selfproclaimed sustainability). The study contributes to bridge the gap between the literatures on neutralization theory, resistance to institutional pressures, and corporate unsustainability. It also sheds further light on the reasons underlying the lack of commitment to sustainable development and how managers justify this to themselves and others.fr_CA
dc.languageengfr_CA
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsfr_CA
dc.subjectSustainabilityfr_CA
dc.subjectSMEsfr_CA
dc.subjectEnvironmental managementfr_CA
dc.subjectLegitimation strategiesfr_CA
dc.subjectTechniques of neutralizationfr_CA
dc.subjectInstitutional resistancefr_CA
dc.subjectUnsustainabilityfr_CA
dc.subjectSmall- and medium-sized enterprisesfr_CA
dc.subjectLegitimizationfr_CA
dc.titleLegitimizing corporate (Un) sustainability : a case study of passive SMEsfr_CA
dc.typeCOAR1_1::Texte::Périodique::Revue::Contribution à un journal::Article::Article de recherchefr_CA
dcterms.bibliographicCitationOrganization and Environment, (2016)fr_CA
dc.audienceProfesseurs (Enseignement supérieur)fr_CA
dc.audienceÉtudiantsfr_CA
dc.audienceDoctorantsfr_CA
dc.audienceCadres (Personnel)fr_CA
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1086026616672065fr_CA
dc.subject.rvmPetites et moyennes entreprises -- Gestionfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmGestion d'entreprise -- Aspect de l'environnementfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmDéveloppement durablefr_CA
dc.subject.rvmEnvironnement -- Gestionfr_CA
rioxxterms.versionAccepted Manuscriptfr_CA
rioxxterms.version_of_recordhttps://doi.org/10.1177/1086026616672065fr_CA
rioxxterms.project.funder_namen/afr_CA
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