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Business Legitimacy and the Variety of Normative Contexts
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. Østfold University College, Halden, Norway. (CEROC)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7153-3977
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.

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Cham: Springer, 2019, 1.
Keywords [en]
Heterogeneity, Legitimacy, Moral legitimacy, Normative context
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Business Administration
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Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-73095DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-68845-9_53-1ISBN: 978-3-319-68845-9 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-73095DiVA, id: diva2:1295473
Available from: 2019-03-11 Created: 2019-03-11 Last updated: 2019-03-22Bibliographically approved

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