CSR Best Paper award for School of Management team at BAM
The School of Management’s Paul Caulfield, FME Fellow, PhD student Gabriela Miranda and Dr Mina Vasalou Research Officer, recently won the Best Paper award for the CSR track at the British Academy of Management’s 2010 Conference in Sheffield in September.
The paper entitled ‘Forgive and forget? Corporate social performance and stakeholder memory in the oil industry' is a 25-year analysis of the media's reaction to oil spills and brings together concepts from social psychology, communications, and corporate reputation to understand the different reactions to the accidents of major oil firms such as BP and Exxon.
The paper demonstrates that the mass-media have different cycles of 'forgiveness' depending on a company's reaction to incidents and its prior reputation, concluding that even the most trusted companies can suffer harsh media judgement when repeated offences occur.
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