Institutional Work and (Ir)Responsible Management. / McCarthy, Lauren; Mena, Sebastien.

Research Handbook of Responsible Management. ed. / Oliver Laasch; Dima Jamali; R. Edward Freeman; Roy Suddaby. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2020. p. 651-666.

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Institutional Work and (Ir)Responsible Management. / McCarthy, Lauren; Mena, Sebastien.

Research Handbook of Responsible Management. ed. / Oliver Laasch; Dima Jamali; R. Edward Freeman; Roy Suddaby. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2020. p. 651-666.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Harvard

McCarthy, L & Mena, S 2020, Institutional Work and (Ir)Responsible Management. in O Laasch, D Jamali, RE Freeman & R Suddaby (eds), Research Handbook of Responsible Management. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 651-666.

APA

McCarthy, L., & Mena, S. (2020). Institutional Work and (Ir)Responsible Management. In O. Laasch, D. Jamali, R. E. Freeman, & R. Suddaby (Eds.), Research Handbook of Responsible Management (pp. 651-666). Edward Elgar.

Vancouver

McCarthy L, Mena S. Institutional Work and (Ir)Responsible Management. In Laasch O, Jamali D, Freeman RE, Suddaby R, editors, Research Handbook of Responsible Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. 2020. p. 651-666

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McCarthy, Lauren ; Mena, Sebastien. / Institutional Work and (Ir)Responsible Management. Research Handbook of Responsible Management. editor / Oliver Laasch ; Dima Jamali ; R. Edward Freeman ; Roy Suddaby. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2020. pp. 651-666

BibTeX

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