Stakeholder Salience for Small Businesses: A Social Proximity Perspective

Merja Lähdesmäki, Marjo Siltaoja, Laura Spence

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This paper advances stakeholder salience theory from the viewpoint of small businesses. It is argued that the stakeholder salience process for small businesses is influenced by their local embeddedness, captured by the idea of social proximity, and characterised by multiple relationships that the owner-manager and stakeholders share beyond the business context. It is further stated that the ethics of care is a valuable ethical lens through which to understand social proximity in small businesses. The contribution of the study conceptualises how the perceived social proximity between local stakeholders and small business owner-managers influences managerial considerations of the legitimacy, power and urgency of stakeholders and their claims. Specifically, the paradoxical nature of close relationships in the salience process is acknowledged and discussed.

Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiJournal of Business Ethics
Vuosikerta158
Numero2
Sivut373-385
Sivumäärä13
ISSN0167-4544
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TilaJulkaistu - elokuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

Tieteenalat

  • 5141 Sosiologia
  • 511 Kansantaloustiede

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Lähdesmäki, Merja ; Siltaoja, Marjo ; Spence, Laura. / Stakeholder Salience for Small Businesses : A Social Proximity Perspective. Julkaisussa: Journal of Business Ethics. 2019 ; Vuosikerta 158, Nro 2. Sivut 373-385.
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Stakeholder Salience for Small Businesses : A Social Proximity Perspective. / Lähdesmäki, Merja; Siltaoja, Marjo; Spence, Laura.

julkaisussa: Journal of Business Ethics, Vuosikerta 158, Nro 2, 08.2019, s. 373-385.

Tutkimustuotos: ArtikkelijulkaisuArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

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