Incorporating the corporation in citizenship

a response to Néron and Norman

Andrew Crane, Dirk Matten

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This article presents a response to Néron and Norman's contention that the language of citizenship is helpful in thinking about the political dimensions of corporate responsibilities. We argue that Néron and Norman's main conclusions are valid but offer an extension of their analysis to incorporate extant streams of literature dealing with the political role of the corporation. We also propose that the perspective on citizenship adopted by Néron and Norman is rather narrow, and therefore provide some alternative ways in which corporations and citizenship might be brought together. We conclude by suggesting that, rather than simply applying the concept of citizenship to corporations, we now need to go further in exploring how corporations might play an active role in reconfiguring the whole notion of citizenship itself.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalBusiness Ethics Quarterly
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

Fingerprint

Citizenship
Political Dimensions
Responsibility
Language
Corporate responsibility

Cite this

Incorporating the corporation in citizenship : a response to Néron and Norman. / Crane, Andrew; Matten, Dirk.

In: Business Ethics Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 27-33.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{34a7bf86eca24c5fad9dade22b40fb2a,
title = "Incorporating the corporation in citizenship: a response to N{\'e}ron and Norman",
abstract = "This article presents a response to N{\'e}ron and Norman's contention that the language of citizenship is helpful in thinking about the political dimensions of corporate responsibilities. We argue that N{\'e}ron and Norman's main conclusions are valid but offer an extension of their analysis to incorporate extant streams of literature dealing with the political role of the corporation. We also propose that the perspective on citizenship adopted by N{\'e}ron and Norman is rather narrow, and therefore provide some alternative ways in which corporations and citizenship might be brought together. We conclude by suggesting that, rather than simply applying the concept of citizenship to corporations, we now need to go further in exploring how corporations might play an active role in reconfiguring the whole notion of citizenship itself.",
author = "Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten",
year = "2008",
month = "1",
doi = "10.5840/beq20081812",
language = "English",
volume = "18",
pages = "27--33",
journal = "Business Ethics Quarterly",
issn = "1052-150X",
publisher = "Philosophy Documentation Center",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Incorporating the corporation in citizenship

T2 - a response to Néron and Norman

AU - Crane, Andrew

AU - Matten, Dirk

PY - 2008/1

Y1 - 2008/1

N2 - This article presents a response to Néron and Norman's contention that the language of citizenship is helpful in thinking about the political dimensions of corporate responsibilities. We argue that Néron and Norman's main conclusions are valid but offer an extension of their analysis to incorporate extant streams of literature dealing with the political role of the corporation. We also propose that the perspective on citizenship adopted by Néron and Norman is rather narrow, and therefore provide some alternative ways in which corporations and citizenship might be brought together. We conclude by suggesting that, rather than simply applying the concept of citizenship to corporations, we now need to go further in exploring how corporations might play an active role in reconfiguring the whole notion of citizenship itself.

AB - This article presents a response to Néron and Norman's contention that the language of citizenship is helpful in thinking about the political dimensions of corporate responsibilities. We argue that Néron and Norman's main conclusions are valid but offer an extension of their analysis to incorporate extant streams of literature dealing with the political role of the corporation. We also propose that the perspective on citizenship adopted by Néron and Norman is rather narrow, and therefore provide some alternative ways in which corporations and citizenship might be brought together. We conclude by suggesting that, rather than simply applying the concept of citizenship to corporations, we now need to go further in exploring how corporations might play an active role in reconfiguring the whole notion of citizenship itself.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=38949151888&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.5840/beq20081812

U2 - 10.5840/beq20081812

DO - 10.5840/beq20081812

M3 - Article

VL - 18

SP - 27

EP - 33

JO - Business Ethics Quarterly

JF - Business Ethics Quarterly

SN - 1052-150X

IS - 1

ER -