In this article, we shed light on this disconnect and sketch out how organizations can create conditions that enhance organizational members' interpretations of sustainability issues to shape organizational responses to sustainability challenges. As we will argue, such an empowerment requires organizational structures and cultures that foster plurality and accept dissent and contestation. Adding organizational-level factors to the growing stream of corporate sustainability literature that focuses on sensemaking and cognition at the individual level offers promising avenues for future research and for a better understanding of the determinants of corporate responses to sustainability.

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Hahn, Tobias; Aragn Correa, J. Alberto

Toward cognitive plurality on corporate sustainability in organizations: The role of organizational factors

09/2015
In this article, we shed light on this disconnect and sketch out how organizations can create conditions that enhance organizational members' interpretations of sustainability issues to shape organizational responses to sustainability challenges. As we will argue, such an empowerment requires organizational structures and cultures that foster plurality and accept dissent and contestation. Adding organizational-level factors to the growing stream of corporate sustainability literature that focuses on sensemaking and cognition at the individual level offers promising avenues for future research and for a better understanding of the determinants of corporate responses to sustainability.
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Toward cognitive plurality on corporate sustainability in organizations: The role of organizational factors
Hahn, Tobias; Aragn Correa, J. Alberto
Organization & Environment
Vol. 28, n 3, 09/2015, p. 255 - 263

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