Social and Environmental Reporting: A Critical Discourse Analysis

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Higgins, Colin (2010) Social and Environmental Reporting: A Critical Discourse Analysis. Lambert, Saarbrucken, Germany.


Recently business organisations have enthusiastically embraced social and environmental reporting, but questions are starting to emerge about the effects this type of reporting has on organisational or social change. In this book, Dr Colin Higgins examines language and textual strategies that suggest business organisations can use social/environmental reporting to shape broader social understandings about the responsible or sustainable corporation. The insights show new ways in which business organisations resist fundamental social change. Importantly, the book argues that stakeholder groups, equipped with new awareness of language use, can construct new ways to target unsustainable business practice.

Item type Book
ISBN 9783843359900
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > SEO Classification > 9502 Communication
Keywords ResPubID20798, social and environmental reporting, organisational and social change, language and textual strategies, targeting unsustainable business practices
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