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Hardwiring sustainability into business practice through the use of management controls: A case study of Solvay Group
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is an exploration into how large companies, well placed in the sustainability field, embed sustainability in their corporate practice through the use of management controls. This was investigated empirically based on a case study of Solvay S.A. The framework by Crutzen et al. (2017), with its pattern approach to sustainability management controls, was employed in this study as a theoretical lens and as a tool for the evaluation of data output. Evidence indicates systemic and systematic deployment of formal management controls to direct the sustainability performance within the Group.  Such technocratic institutionalization of sustainability through formal controls is topped by the application of informal cultural controls, concrete signals of which were identified in relation to sustainability. The paper concludes that the researched Group deploys a full package of formal and informal management control mechanisms for sustainability.

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2018. , p. 51
Keywords [en]
Management controls, sustainable management controls, management control systems, corporate sustainability
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-354685OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-354685DiVA, id: diva2:1222243
Subject / course
Business Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Management
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2018-06-01, B51, Cramérgatan 3, 621 57, Visby, 10:51 (English)
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Available from: 2018-06-21 Created: 2018-06-21 Last updated: 2018-06-21Bibliographically approved

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