Corporate Citizenship: Towards an Extended Theoretical Conceptualization

Academy of Management Review, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2005

Posted: 14 Sep 2010

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Dirk Matten

York University - Schulich School of Business

Andrew Crane

University of Bath - School of Management

Date Written: January 1, 2005

Abstract

We critically examine the content of contemporary understandings of corporate citizenship and locate them within the extant body of research dealing with business-society relations. Our main purpose is to realize a theoretically informed definition of corporate citizenship that is descriptively robust and conceptually distinct from existing concepts in the literature. Specifically, our extended perspective exposes the element of "citizenship" and conceptualizes corporate citizenship as the administration of a bundle of individual citizenship rights - social, civil, and political - conventionally granted and protected by governments.

Suggested Citation

Matten, Dirk and Crane, Andrew, Corporate Citizenship: Towards an Extended Theoretical Conceptualization (January 1, 2005). Academy of Management Review, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1676834

Dirk Matten

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

Andrew Crane (Contact Author)

University of Bath - School of Management ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/andrew-crane.html

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