CEO Strategy Frames in Designing Corporate Sustainability : Navigation of Paradoxical Processes

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings
EditorsGuclu Atinc
PublisherAcademy of Management
Volume2016 (No. 1)
ISBN (Electronic)2151-6561
ISBN (Print)0065-0668
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Adopting corporate sustainability requires organizational change and commitment by the top managers inside a firm. In particular, this paper explores CEO strategy frames as a driver of corporate sustainability at the organization level. Certain strategy frames of the CEO - flexibility, centrality, and complexity - allow for corporate sustainability to be diffused inside the organization through navigating paradoxical processes such as exploration vs. exploitation, shareholder vs. stakeholder engagement, and dominant vs. multi-faceted goal setting. I propose that the strategy frame characteristics facilitate and inhibit the balancing of these paradoxical processes, such that it impacts the achievement of organization-level corporate sustainability. These multi-level processes are articulated theoretically to build a CEO-driven model of corporate sustainability.

Citation Format(s)

CEO Strategy Frames in Designing Corporate Sustainability: Navigation of Paradoxical Processes. / Ahn, Yoojung.
Academy of Management Proceedings. ed. / Guclu Atinc. Vol. 2016 (No. 1) Academy of Management, 2016.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review