Posted by Kevin Gillan
on Oct 15, 2009 in Articles & Papers
| Comments Off on Moral Business: Changing Corporate Behaviour by ‘Speaking Their Language’
Paper presented to the European Sociological Association General Conference, Lisbon, September 2009. Abstract: The academic publisher Reed Elsevier also organised the world’s largest defence exhibitions. The exhibitions themselves have regularly met vibrant street protests, and from 2005 campaigners targeted the corporate organisers. A coordinated network of anti-arms trade activists, academics, medical professionals and institutional shareholders formed a multifaceted campaign that sought to persuade the corporation to change its behaviour on its own terms. After initial...