Lobbying and the responsible firm: Agenda-setting for a freshly-conceptualized field

Stephanos-Thomas Anastasiadis, Jeremy Moon, Michael Humphreys

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“Responsible lobbying” is an increasingly salient topic within business and management. We make a contribution to the literature on “responsible lobbying” in three ways. First, we provide novel definitions and, thereby, make a clear distinction between lobbying and corporate political activity. We then define responsible lobbying with respect to its content, process, organization, and environment, resulting in a typology of responsible lobbying, a conceptual model that informs the rest of the paper. Second, the paper provides a thematic overview of the current literature underpinning lobbying and the responsible firm, and the underlying paradigms informing this literature. Third, the paper makes specific suggestions for a future research agenda, ending with a consideration of methodological implications of such research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-221
Number of pages15
JournalBusiness Ethics: a European Review
Issue number3
Early online date5 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

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