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Frostenson, M. (2019). Business Legitimacy and the Variety of Normative Contexts (1ed.). In: Jacob Dahl Rendtorff (Ed.), Handbook of Business Legitimacy: . Cham: Springer
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2019 (English)In: Handbook of Business Legitimacy / [ed] Jacob Dahl Rendtorff, Cham: Springer, 2019, 1Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Legitimacy research suggests that companies obtain moral legitimacy when acting in accordance with commonly held norms and values of the social system. In recent years, more attention has been paid to the fact that such systems are heterogeneous. Assumptions about what is morally right and wrong differ, not only between normative contexts but also within them. For that reason, the issue of moral legitimation becomes complex. The focus of the chapter is on the nature of the normative contexts in which companies attain legitimacy. Light is shed on the variety of normative contexts and the way that companies relate to these. It is argued that normative contexts differ with regard to both the number of competing normative ideas and the strength of these ideas. In addition, multinational companies face a multitude of social systems in which moral legitimation takes place. The chapter provides a model for understanding various normative contexts. It is argued that depending on the nature of the contexts, moral legitimation will operate differently.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019 Edition: 1
Keywords
Heterogeneity, Legitimacy, Moral legitimacy, Normative context
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-73095 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-68845-9_53-1 (DOI)978-3-319-68845-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-03-11 Created: 2019-03-11 Last updated: 2019-03-22Bibliographically approved
Borglund, T., Prenkert, F., Frostenson, M., Helin, S. & Du Rietz, S. (2019). External facilitators as ‘Legitimizers’ in designing a master's program in sustainable business at a Swedish business school: A typology of industry collaborator roles in RME. The International Journal of Management Education, 17(3)
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2019 (English)In: The International Journal of Management Education, ISSN 1472-8117, E-ISSN 2352-3565, Vol. 17, no 3Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article offers new knowledge on the role of industry as external facilitators in the case of designing responsible management education (RME). Drawing on a case of a Swedish business school that developed a two year master's profile in sustainable business, we find that industry partners acted as external facilitators in the form of ‘Legitimizers’. This type of external facilitator, Legitimizer, complements Vazquez-Brust and Yakovleva’s (2017) existing categories: ‘Guides’, ‘Monitors’, ‘Enablers’, and ‘Networkers’. Based on the findings, we propose that business can take on four types of legitimizing roles in academia – business collaboration: The Visitor, The Planner, The Co-operator, and The Co-educator. We further identify various forms of legitimacy, particularly cognitive and pragmatic, that the corporate activities and interactions generate. Interestingly, in the case of RME, companies are instrumental to legitimizing the education, rather than being the ones seeking legitimacy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Education, Industry-academia collaboration, Legitimacy, RME, Sustainability
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76404 (URN)10.1016/j.ijme.2019.100315 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-09-20 Created: 2019-09-20 Last updated: 2019-09-20Bibliographically approved
Englund, H., Frostenson, M. & Beime, K. S. (2019). Performative Technology Intensity and Teacher Subjectivities. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 63(5), 725-743
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2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, ISSN 0031-3831, E-ISSN 1470-1170, Vol. 63, no 5, p. 725-743Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Critical educational literature suggests that an increased reliance upon neoliberally inspired management technologies transforms the very foundations from which images of the ideal teacher are constructed. The purpose of this paper is to add to this literature by (i) identifying and analysing a number of theoretical qualities associated with performative technologies, and (ii) discussing how such qualities contribute to the emergence of performative teacher subjectivities. Drawing upon the findings from a qualitative interview study into the extensive use of performative technologies in a Swedish upper secondary school, we discuss four key roles of performative technologies—referred to as territorializing, mediating, adjudicating, and subjectivizing—and the intensity by which they play out such roles. A key conclusion is that the intensity by which performative technologies territorialize, mediate, and adjudicate educational practices affects self-reflection and internalization among teachers and, hence, is important for understanding the subjectivizing role of performative technologies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Performative technology, intensity, subjectivizing, teacher
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65001 (URN)10.1080/00313831.2018.1434825 (DOI)000472121900006 ()2-s2.0-85041904105 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2013-784
Note

Funding Agency:

Örebro Universitet

Available from: 2018-02-13 Created: 2018-02-13 Last updated: 2019-07-23Bibliographically approved
Frostenson, M. (2019). SDGs and accounting: A theoretical explanation for why the SDGs are integrated into corporate operations—or not. In: : . Paper presented at European Business Ethics Network Research Conference 2019, Roskilde, Denmark, September 26-28, 2019 (pp. 1-15).
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2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Following the introduction of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many companies claim to adopt them in one way or the other. Guided by the ‘SDG Compass’ and other tools, companies are advised to go through a process of trying to understand the SDGs, defining priorities, setting goals, integrating, and reporting and communicating the results. The article points to the nature of implementing the SDGs in business, including going from macro to micro goals, managerialism, and instrumental rationality, all implicitly present in the discourse of SDGs. Such an understanding on how to implement the SDGs, however, requires a strong role of the accounting system of the firm. Based on a framework by Miller and Power (2013), the various roles of accounting assumed in the managerial and instrumental approach to the SDGs are discussed. These roles include the potential of the accounting system to territorialize (sustainability) issues, mediate these to other arenas or higher-order contexts, adjudicate between success and failure, and subjectivize or incentivize people within the organization. The problem of playing out these roles with regard to the SDGs is discussed, and also the perils of doing it, including the risk of losing sight of ethical business conduct as action-guiding principle.

Keywords
Accounting, Integration, Roles of accounting, SDG compass, SDGs, Sustainability
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-76534 (URN)
Conference
European Business Ethics Network Research Conference 2019, Roskilde, Denmark, September 26-28, 2019
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P2017-0086:1
Available from: 2019-09-19 Created: 2019-09-19 Last updated: 2019-09-20
Frostenson, M. (2018). Företaget och hållbarheten (11ed.). In: Fredrik Nilsson & Nils-Göran Olve (Ed.), Controllerhandboken: (pp. 632-647). Stockholm: Liber
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2018 (Swedish)In: Controllerhandboken / [ed] Fredrik Nilsson & Nils-Göran Olve, Stockholm: Liber, 2018, 11, p. 632-647Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2018 Edition: 11
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67065 (URN)978-91-47-12701-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-22 Created: 2018-05-22 Last updated: 2018-05-23Bibliographically approved
Frostenson, M. & Helin, S. (2018). Hållbarhetsredovisning: Grunder, praktik och funktion (3ed.). Stockholm: Liber
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2018 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2018. p. 132 Edition: 3
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67058 (URN)978-91-47-12702-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-18 Created: 2018-05-18 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved
Frostenson, M., Romani, L. & Windell, K. (2018). Scrutinizers: NGOs (1ed.). In: Lars Engwall (Ed.), Corporate Governance in Action: Regulators, Market Actors and Scrutinizers (pp. 105-137). New York / Abingdon: Routledge
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2018 (English)In: Corporate Governance in Action: Regulators, Market Actors and Scrutinizers / [ed] Lars Engwall, New York / Abingdon: Routledge, 2018, 1, p. 105-137Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York / Abingdon: Routledge, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Routledge Studies in Corporate Governance
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-67059 (URN)9781138285668 (ISBN)9781315268859 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-18 Created: 2018-05-18 Last updated: 2018-05-21Bibliographically approved
Borglund, T., Frostenson, M. & Helin, S. (2018). Understanding Responsible Management Education from the Inside: A Case Study of a Case Study in an Insurance and Savings Company. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 15, 97-124
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Business Ethics Education, ISSN 1649-5195, E-ISSN 2044-4559, Vol. 15, p. 97-124Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite some two decades of research on Responsible Management Education (RME) relatively little is known about RME within business. In particular, different variants of RME in business have not been studied enough to give us a thorough understanding of the nature, role and function of RME in business. To provide some remedy, this article studies RME from an internal business perspective. Through action research, it shows how a specific form of RME, building on the Shared Value (SV) concept, is shaped, developed and manifested within the life-insurance and savings company Skandia. Furthermore, it develops a model for a holistic understanding of RME in business, taking into account RME actors, concepts, methods, and use. Apart from being an empirical illustration from within business of how RME becomes a tool for strategy, identity and innovation, and constructing a model for understanding RME, the article also highlights SV as the conceptual basis for RME.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Neilson Journals Publishing, 2018
Keywords
Action research, case study, shared value, Skandia, strategy, RME
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-65542 (URN)
Available from: 2018-03-07 Created: 2018-03-07 Last updated: 2018-09-14Bibliographically approved
Borglund, T., De Geer, H., Sweet, S., Frostenson, M., Lerpold, L., Nordbrand, S., . . . Windell, K. (2017). CSR and Sustainable Business (1ed.). Stockholm: Sanoma Utbildning
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2017 (English)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sanoma Utbildning, 2017. p. 366 Edition: 1
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-62927 (URN)9789152350461 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-02 Created: 2017-12-02 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Borglund, T., De Geer, H., Sweet, S., Frostenson, M., Lerpold, L., Nordbrand, S., . . . Windell, K. (2017). CSR och hållbart företagande (2ed.). Stockholm: Sanoma Utbildning
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2017 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sanoma Utbildning, 2017. p. 364 Edition: 2
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-59274 (URN)978-91-523-4045-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-23 Created: 2017-08-23 Last updated: 2017-11-07Bibliographically approved
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