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The Social Construction Of The Responsible Corporate Citizen: Sustainability Reports Of The Global Automotive Firms

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The constitutive meanings of responsible corporate environmental citizenship are to be found in global discourses. The author uses Gubrium and Holstein's framework on interpretive practice to study the Corporate Sustainability Reports of multinational automotive companies regarding global warming. The authors observe three common themes - recognizing the issue of greenhouse gases, acknowledging stakeholders, and being rolemodels for society. However, these themes take on unique meanings vis-?-vis each corporate identity. The authors utilize the analytic findings to offer theoretic propositions regarding emergent meanings of corporate environmental citizenship. These meanings are important to understand as firm behavior will be based on these socially-constructed meanings.

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