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

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Timur Khrotko

Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration - Department of Environmental Economics and Technology

Date Written: March 21, 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Khrotko, Timur, Wash Corporate Heads! Business Practice can be Changed via the Dispositions of Executives: Re-socialization towards Implicit Eco-sustainability (March 21, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1111882 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1111882

Timur Khrotko (Contact Author)

Budapest University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration - Department of Environmental Economics and Technology ( email )

Budapest
Hungary

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