Organizations Driving Positive Social Change: A Review of Mechanisms and an Integrative Framework

Ute Stephan, Malcolm Patterson, Ciara M Kelly
2015 Academy of Management Proceedings  
Academic and practitioner interest in how market-based organizations can drive positive social change (PSC) is steadily growing. This paper helps to recast how organizations relate to society. It integrates research on projects stimulating PSC-the transformational processes to advance societal well-being-that is fragmented across different streams of research in management and Acknowledgments: The second and third authors contributed equally to this manuscript. The authors are grateful for the
more » ... e grateful for the excellent friendly reviews and comments provided by Ian Macdonald, Andreana Drencheva, and Tima Bansal to previous versions of this manuscript. Tima Bansal, Pamela Laughland, Rob Briner, Jo Rick, and the Network of Business Sustainability (NBS) Leadership Council Guidance Committee provided valuable support and input whilst we conducted the systematic review. We thank Sylvia Acquah and Peter Crellin for providing research assistance. All mistakes remain our own. The authors acknowledge financial and intellectual support from the NBS in carrying out the systematic review.
doi:10.5465/ambpp.2015.14391abstract fatcat:u7zylhqv7bcvhc6ch43kqshn2i