Research

IÉSEG School of Management, through ICOR, encourages and supports research-related initiatives addressing the analysis of business and society relationships and relating to ethics, social responsibility and sustainability in a business context. In this line, ICOR members mostly develop research activities across three broad axes:

1. Business and its relationships with society: A business-oriented focus

Along this axis, IÉSEG researchers develop efforts to understand the strategic, organisational and operational implications of the adoption a social responsibility and/or sustainability-oriented, values-driven paradigm by business organizations. In this line of research, ICOR researchers mostly study the development of values-based and stakeholder-oriented management models; social responsibility and sustainability strategy design and development processes; organisational learning, development and change for social responsibility and sustainability; social and environmental accounting practices; organizational justice and the human impact of organizational life; and responsible leadership practices.

2. Business and its relationships with society: A society-oriented focus

Along this second axis, ICOR researchers focus on understanding the role of societal actors and business organizations’ external stakeholders in the development of socially responsible and sustainability-oriented business practices. These research efforts include in this perspective the study of stakeholder influence tactics and strategies; the consideration of anti-corporate social movements; and analysis of the role of business schools in developing more responsible business practices.

3. Business and its relationships with society: An interaction and collaboration focus

Finally, in line with the idea according to business organisations must constructively interact and engage with their internal and external stakeholders in order to walk the social responsibility and sustainability talk, ICOR members across different departments study social responsibility- and sustainability-related reporting and communication strategies and their impact on stakeholders; social responsibility- and sustainability-related identity management practices; stakeholder dialogue processes; cross-sector social partnerships; and social innovation processes.

The research expertise of ICOR members is reflected by their growing record of publications.

Research Seminars

ICOR runs research seminars that are open to all academics, including researchers who are not part of IESEG School of Management or Université Catholique de Lille. Launched at the end of 2014, these seminars cover a wide range of topics related to business and society relationships and attract guest speakers from the School and other French and international experts from the field. These seminars provide academics with a platform to meet and discuss the latest topics in business and society relationships.

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Conferences and Colloquiums

Next to ICOR research seminars, ICOR and its members contribute to the organization and hosting of wider research events in France and abroad.
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Publications

 
  • Bhatt M., Van Riel C. B. M., Baumann M. (2016). ‘Planned Organizational Identity Change: Insights from Practice’. In M.G. Pratt, M. Schultz, B.E. Ashforth, D. Ravasi (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Identity, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Bouten L., Hoozée S. (forthcoming). Let’s Do It Safely: How Altrad Balliauw Developed Incentives Tailored to the Lowest Organizational Levels. Journal of Cleaner Production.
  • Charry K., Tessitore T. (2016). Product Placement, Its Supporters and Detractors: A Quest for Balance. In P. De Pelsmacker (Eds.). Handbook of Research on New Advertising Formats. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley
  • de Colle S., Freeman R.E., Parmar B., de Colle L. (forthcoming). ‘Practicing Human Dignity: Ethical Lessons from Commedia dell’Arte and Theater’. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • De Pauw A.-S., Baert S., Deschacht N. (2016). Do Employer Preferences Contribute to Sticky Floors? Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 69(3): 714-736.
  • De Roeck K., El Akremi A., Swaen V. (forthcoming). Consistency Matters! How and When Does Corporate Social Responsibility Affect Employees’ Organizational Identification? Journal of Management Studies.
  • De Roeck, K., Maon, F. (forthcoming). Building the Theoretical Puzzle of Employees’ Reactions to Corporate Social Responsibility: An Integrative Conceptual Framework and Research Agenda, Journal of Business Ethics.
  • El Akremi A., Gond J.-P., Swaen V., De Roeck K., Igalens J. (forthcoming). ‘How Do Employees Perceive Corporate Responsibility? Development and Validation of a Multidimensional Corporate Stakeholder Responsibility Scale’. Journal of Management.
  • Lindgreen A., Maon F., Vallaster, C. (2016). ‘Building Brands via Corporate Social Responsibility’. In. F. Dall’Olmo Riley, J. Singh, C. Blankson (Eds.). The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Brand Management. Routledge, London.
  • MacIntosh R., Bartunek J. M., Bhatt M., MacLean D. (2016). ‘I Never Promised You a Rose Garden: When research questions ought to change’. In A.B. Shani, D.A. Noumair (Eds.). Research in Organizational Change and Development. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley.
  • Maon F., Swaen V., Lindgreen A. (forthcoming). One vision, Different Paths: An Investigation of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives in Europe. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Narvaiza L., Aragon-Amonarriz C., Iturrioz-Landart C., Bayle-Cordier J., Stervinou S. (forthcoming). ‘Cooperative Dynamics During the Financial Crisis: Evidence From Basque and Breton Case Studies’. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
  • van Halderen M., Bhatt M., Berens G., Brown T., van Riel C. (2016), Managing Impressions in the Face of Rising Stakeholder Pressures: Examining Oil Companies’ Shifting Stances in the Climate Change Debate’. Journal of Business Ethics, 133(3): 567-582.
  • Angot J., Plé L. (2015). ‘Serving Poor People in Rich Countries: The Bottom-of-the-Pyramid Business Model Solution’. Journal of Business Strategy, 36(2): 3-15.
  • Bayle-Cordier J., Mirvis P., Moingeon B. (2015). ‘Projecting different identities: A longitudinal study of the whipsaw effects of changing leadership discourse about the triple bottom line’. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 51(3): 336-374.
  • Bouten L., Everaert P. (2015). ‘Social and environmental reporting in Belgium: ‘Pour vivre heureux, vivons cachés’. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 33(5): 24-43.
  • Bouten L., Hoozée S. (2015). ‘Challenges in Sustainability and Integrated Reporting’. Issues in Accounting Education, 30(4): 373-381.
  • Janssen C., Sen S., Bhattacharya C. (2015). ‘Corporate crises in the age of corporate social responsibility’. Business Horizons, 58(2): 183-192.
  • Janssen C., Vanhamme J. (2015). ‘Theoretical lenses for understanding the CSR-consumer paradox’. Journal of Business Ethics, 130(4): 775-787.
  • Maon F. (2015). ‘Commanded aspirations and half-hearted enactments: The (yet) unfulfilled promises of French-style CSR’. In M. Fifka, S. Idowu (Eds.). Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe. Springer, Berlin.
  • Maon F., Lindgreen A. (2015). ‘Reclaiming the child left behind: The case for corporate cultural responsibility’. Journal of Business Ethics, 130(4): 755-766.
  • Mzembe A., Lindgreen A., Maon, F., Vanhamme J. (2015). ‘Investigating the drivers of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the global tea supply chain: A case study of Eastern Produce Limited in Malawi’. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 23(3): 165-178.
  • Vanhamme J., Swaen V., Berens G., Janssen C. (2015). ‘Playing with fire: Aggravating and buffering effects of ex ante CSR communication campaigns for companies facing allegations of social irresponsibility’. Marketing Letters, 26(4): 565-578.
  • Baert S., De Pauw A.-S. (2014). Is ethnic discrimination due to distaste or statistics? Economics Letters, 125(2): 270-273.
  • Byrne J., Fattoum S. (2014). ‘A gender perspective on family business succession: case studies from France’. In K. Lewis, C. Henry, E. Gatewood, J. Watson (Eds.). Women’s Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham.
  • Charry K. (2014). ‘Product placement and the promotion of healthy food to pre-adolescents: When popular TV series make carrots look cool’, International Journal of Advertising, 33(3): 599-616.
  • Charry K., De Pelsmacker, P., Pecheux, C. (2014). ‘How does perceived effectiveness affect adults’ ethical acceptance of anti-obesity threat appeals to children? When the going gets tough, the audience gets going’. Journal of Business Ethics, 124(2): 243-257.
  • Charry K., Demoulin N. (2014), ‘Children’s response to co-branded products: The facilitating role of fit’. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 42(11/12): 1032-1052.
  • de Colle S., Bennett A.M. (2014). ‘State-induced, strategic, or toxic? An ethical analysis of tax avoidance practices’. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, 33(1): 53-82.
  • de Colle S., Henriques A., Sarasvathy S. (2014). ‘The paradox of corporate social responsibility standards’. Journal of Business Ethics, 125(2): 177-191.
  • De Roeck K., Marique G., Stinglhamber F., Swaen V., (2014). ‘Understanding employees’ responses to corporate social responsibility: Mediating roles of overall justice and organizational identification’. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(1): 91-112.
  • Hota M., Charry K. (2014). ‘The Impact of Visual and Child Oriented Packaging Elements Versus Information On Children’s Purchase Influence Across Various Age Groups’, International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 42(11/12): 1069-1082.
  • Janssen C., Vanhamme J., Lindgreen A., Lefebvre C. (2014). ‘The catch-22 of responsible luxury: Effects of luxury product characteristics on consumers’ perception of fit with corporate social responsibility’. Journal of Business Ethics, 119(1): 45-57.
  • Marzucco L., Marique G., Stinglhamber F., De Roeck K., Hansez I. (2014). ‘Justice and employee attitudes during organizational change: The mediating role of overall Justice’. European Review of Applied Psychology, 64(6): 289-298.
  • Bollaert H., Daher H., Deroo A., Dupire-Declerck M. (2011). ‘Corporate governance and performance of French listed companies’. Bankers, Markets and Investors. 109(December): 45- 57.
  • Bouten L., Everaert P., Roberts R.W. (2012). ‘How a two-step approach discloses different determinants of voluntary social and environmental reporting’. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 39(5): 567- 605.
  • Bouten L., Everaert P., Van Liedekerke L., De Moor L., Christiaens J., (2011), Corporate social responsibility: A comprehensive picture?’. Accounting Forum, 35(3): 187-201.
  • Bouten L., Hoozée S., (2013). ‘On the interplay between environmental reporting and management accounting change’. Management Accounting Research, 24(4): 333-348.
  • Charry K., Demoulin N.M. (2012). ‘Behavioural evidence of the effectiveness of threat appeals in the promotion of healthy food to children’. International Journal of Advertising, 31(4): 741-771.
  • Charry K., Kindt M., Pecheux C., Rodhain A. (2013). ‘L’élargissement du marketing à destination des enfants : le marketing social et le marketing de l’art et de la culture’. In J. Brée (Ed.). Kids Marketing. EMS, Cormelles-Le-Royal.
  • Charry K., Pecheux C. (2011). Enfants et promotion de l’alimentation saine : Etude de l’efficacité de l’utilisation de menaces en publicité. Recherche et Applications en Marketing, 26(2): 2-28.
  • De Roeck K., Swaen V. (2013), Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Responses to M&As. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken.
  • De Woot P., Kleymann B. (2011). ‘Changer le paradigme culturel dans l’enseignement du management: un impératif, pas une option’. In L. Taskin, M. De Nanteuil (Eds.). Perspectives Critiques en Management: Pour une gestion citoyenne. De Boeck, Brussels.
  • Du S., Swaen V., Lindgreen A., Sen S. (2013). ‘The roles of leadership styles in corporate social responsibility’. Journal of Business Ethics, 114(1): 155-169.
  • Gond J-P., El Akremi A., Igalens J., Swaen V. (2008). ‘A Corporate social responsibility – corporate financial performance behavioural model for employees’. In C. Smith, C.B. Bhattacharya, D. Vogel, D. Levine. (Eds.). Global Challenges in Responsible Business. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  • Gond J-P., Igalens J., Swaen V., El Akremi A. (2011). ‘The human resources contribution to responsible leadership: An exploration of the CSR-HR interface’. Journal of Business Ethics, 98(1): 115-132.
  • Hota M., Chumpitaz R., Cousin A. (2010). ‘Can Public Service Advertising Change Children’s Nutrition Habits? The Impact of Relevance and Familiarity’. Journal of Advertising Research, 50(4): 460-477.
  • Igalens J., El Akremi A., Gond J-P., Swaen V. (2011). ‘La responsabilité sociale des entreprises vue par les salariés: Phare ou rétroviseur?’. Revue de Gestion des Ressources Humaines, 82: 33-45.
  • Kleymann B., Tapie P. (2010). ‘Corporate responsibility and the business school agenda’. In A. Rasche, G. Kell (Eds). The United Nations Global Compact: Achievements, Trends and Challenges. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Kotler P., Lindgreen A., Vanhamme J., Maon F. (2012). A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility: Pressures, Conflicts, Reconciliation. Ashgate/Gower, Aldershot.
  • Lindgreen A., Campbell T., Swaen V. (2010). ‘Corporate social responsibility practices in developing and transitional countries: Botswana and Malawi’. Journal of Business Ethics, 90(3): 429-440.
  • Lindgreen A., Cordoba-Pachon J., Maon F., Mendoza J.M. (2010). ‘Corporate social responsibility in Colombia: making sense of social strategies’. Journal of Business Ethics, 91(2): 229-242.
  • Lindgreen A., Maon F., Reast J., Yani-De-Soriano M. (2012). ‘Corporate social responsibility in controversial industry sectors’ (special issue editorial). Journal of Business Ethics, 110(4): 393-395.
  • Lindgreen A., Maon F., Sen S., Vanhamme J. (2013). Sustainable Value Chain Management: Analyzing, Designing, Implementing, and Monitoring for Social and Environmental Responsibility. Ashgate/Gower, Aldershot.
  • Lindgreen A., Swaen V. (2010). ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (special issue editorial). International Journal of Management Reviews, 12(1): 1-7.
  • Lindgreen A., Swaen V., Harness D. (2012). ‘The role of ‘high potentials’ in integrating and implementing corporate social responsibility’. Journal of Business Ethics, 99(1): 73-91.
  • Lindgreen A., Xu Y.T, Maon F., Wilcock J. (2012). ‘Corporate social responsibility brand leadership: A multiple case study’. European Journal of Marketing, 46(7): 965-993.
  • Maon F., Lindgreen A., Swaen V. (2009). ‘Mainstreaming CSR: A triadic challenge from a general management perspective’. In S. Idowu, W. Filho (Eds.), Professionals’ Perspectives of Corporate Social Responsibility (71-96). Springer, Berlin.
  • Maon F., Lindgreen A., Swaen V. (2010). ‘Organizational stages and cultural phases: A critical review and a consolidative model of corporate social responsibility development’. International Journal of Management Reviews, 12(1): 20-38.
  • Maon F., Swaen V., Lindgreen A. (2010). ‘Impact of CSR commitments and CSR communication on diverse stakeholders: The case of IKEA”. In C. Smith, C.B. Bhattacharya, D. Vogel, D. Levine. (Eds.), Global challenges in responsible business. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Maon F., Swaen V., Lindgreen, A. (2012). ‘Make sense who may: CSR as a continuous multistakeholder co-construction process ». In A. Lindgreen, P. Kotler, F. Maon, J. Vanhamme (Eds.). A stakeholder approach to corporate social responsibility: Pressures, conflicts, reconciliation. Ashgate/Gower, Aldershot.
  • Marquet-Pondeville S., Swaen V., De Rongé Y. (2013). ‘Environmental management control systems: Contextual and strategic drivers and impacts on environmental competitiveness’. Management Accounting Research, 24(4): 317-332.
  • Reast J., Lindgreen A., Vanhamme J., Maon F. (2010). ‘The Manchester super casino: Experience and learning in a cross-sector social partnership’. Journal of Business Ethics, 94(1): 197-218.
  • Reast J., Maon F., Lindgreen A., Vanhamme J. (2013). ‘Legitimacy-seeking organizational strategies in controversial industries: A case study analysis and a bidimensional model’. Journal of Business Ethics, 118(1): 139-153.
  • Redman R., Malloch H., Kleymann B., Hamilton P. (2011). ‘Working here makes me sick! The consequences of sick building syndrome’. Human Resource Management Journal, 21(1): 14-27.
  • Ritvala T., Kleymann B., (2012). ‘Scientists as midwives to cluster emergence: An institutional work framework’. Industry and Innovation, 19(16): 477-497.
  • Swaen V., de Woot P., de Callataÿ D. (2011). ‘The business school of the twenty-first century: Educating citizens to address the new world challenges’. In M. Morsing, A. Rovira (Eds.). Business Schools and Their Contribution to Society. Sage, London.
  • Vallaster C., Lindgreen A., Maon F. (2012). ‘Strategically leveraging corporate social responsibility: A corporate branding perspective’. California Management Review, 54(3): 34-60.