Wash Corporate Heads! Business Practice can be Changed via the Dispositions of Executives: Re-socialization towards Implicit Eco-sustainability
23 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2008 Last revised: 20 May 2014
Date Written: March 21, 2008
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.
Keywords: disposition, Habitus, business practice, CEO subculture, eco-sensitivity, CSR, sustainability, mindset, controlled influence, practice constructing community, auxiliary socialization, stewardship, fiduciary duty, social engagement, professional identity, executive mask
JEL Classification: M14, A14, D70, L20, L50, D62, P13
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