Doctoral Seminar: Lucas López Manuel (University of Vigo)


Conventional wisdom suggests that conformity to social expectations provides organizations with the acceptance needed to remain entrenched in economic transactions. Otherwise, firms would not be able to obtain the necessary resources, with the consequent impact on its performance and survival. The leitmotiv of this work is thus to understand why many firms engage in environmental inaction with apparently no costs. Particularly, we explore how economic rationales of profit maximization and growth interact with environmental normative deviance.