Critical studies of business in a social context

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Business in a Social Context:
 

Readings 1  

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Business in a Social Context: ___________________________________________________ 1  Readings 1  ____________________________________________________________

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The Stakeholder Theory of the corporation: Concepts, evidence and implications. Donaldson and Preston ____________________________________________________________

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1.  The central Theses ____________________________________________________________

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2.  Alternative  aspects  of  the  stakeholder  theory:  descriptive/empirical,  instrumental  and  normative ____________________________________________________________

____________ 6  2.1.  Descriptive/Empirical ______________________________________________________________ 7  2.2.  Instrumental ____________________________________________________________

_________ 7  2.3.  Normative ____________________________________________________________

___________ 7  2.4.  Contrasting/combining approaches  __________________________________________________ 7  _ 3.  4.  5.  The problem of justification  _____________________________________________________ 8 Descriptive justifications ________________________________________________________ 8 
5.1.  5.2. 

Instrumental justification  _______________________________________________________ 9  Analytical Arguments ____________________________________________________________

__ 9  Weaknesses of Instrumental Justifications ____________________________________________ 10 

6.  7.  8.  9. Normative Justifications  _______________________________________________________ 11  Formal analysis: Theory of property ______________________________________________ 11  Managerial implications  _______________________________________________________ 12  Conclusion  ____________________________________________________________

______ 13 The changing shape of the strategic problem. H Igor Ansoff _________________________ 14 
Introduction ____________________________________________________________

_________ 14  Historical evolution of strategic problems _____________________________________________ 15  The industrial revolution ____________________________________________________________

_____ 15  The Mass‐production Era  ____________________________________________________________

____ 15 Mass‐marketing Era ____________________________________________________________

_________ 16  The Post‐industrial Era  ____________________________________________________________

______ 17  Patterns of complexity ____________________________________________________________

_ 19  Exhibit 1.1: Environmental Challenges in a Historical Perspective _________________________________ 19 Exhibit 1.2: Evolution of Managerial Response  _______________________________________________ 20  _ Exhibit 1.3 and 1.4 ____________________________________________________________

__________ 21  Exhibit 1.3: Evolution of Competitive Strategy ______________________________________________ 21  Exhibit 1.4: Evolution of Entrepreneurial strategies  _________________________________________ 21  _Exhibit 1.5: decreasing predictability of the future  ____________________________________________ 22  Exhibit 1.6: Evolution of Management Systems _______________________________________________ 22  Evolution of strategic problem ______________________________________________________ 23  Exhibit 1.7: Evolution of Strategic problem  __________________________________________________ 23 Exhibit 1.8: The ultimate Strategic problem __________________________________________________ 24  Implication for research  ___________________________________________________________ 25  _

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Commentary – William H. Newman – Columbia University  _______________________________ 26  Generalizing the approach  ____________________________________________________________

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