le 29 novembre 2022
Publié le 3 novembre 2022 Mis à jour le 3 novembre 2022

Guest Lecture : Erica Steckler

photo Erica Steckler
photo Erica Steckler

The social construction of organizational authenticity by stakeholders

Erica Steckler est Maître de Conférences en Gestion et codirectrice du Donahue Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility à la Manning School of Business de l'Université du Massachusetts Lowell. Elle est Fulbright fellow-in-résidence (2022-2023) auprès de CY Advanced Studies à CY Cergy-Paris Université et à l'ESSEC Business School.


What is real? How is one to know? These are among the most ancient questions... – Berger & Luckmann (1966, p.1)

This research forges new empirical and theoretical ground for the exploration and understanding of organizational authenticity from the perspectives of an organization’s stakeholders. Grounded in a study of internal and external stakeholders’ interpretations of sustainability for a focal organization and considerations of this quality relative to their understanding of the true nature or essence of the organization, the culminating contribution of this research is the introduction and development of a model of organizational authenticity construction. Specifically, I identify and elaborate on five core dimensions – Do, Say, Who, How, and Why − that influence stakeholders’ understandings of the authenticity of an organization. This research is anchored in the ambiguous and multivocal context of sustainability in organizational life (e.g., Bansal & Hoffman, 2010; Hahn, Preuss, Pinkse & Figge, 2014; Jennings & Zandbergen, 1995; Votaw, 1972). As firms experience increased scrutiny of their roles in society (e.g., Margolis & Walsh, 2003; Waddock 2008) and uncertainty abounds about the veracity of claims used to characterize an organization with regard to social or environmental stewardship (e.g., Bansal & Clelland, 2004; Basu & Palazzo, 2008; Hengst, Jarzabkowski, Hoegl & Muethel, 2020), the terrain of sustainability provides a richly textured interpretive domain for exploring favorable and unfavorable constructions of authenticity for an organization.

Date: 29 Novembre 2022 de 12h30 à 14h00

La guest lecture hybride est organisée en présence à l'Auditorium de la MIR à Neuville-sur-Oise et à distance sur Zoom.

Pour participer à la guest lecture à distance, connectez-vous sur Zoom :: https://cyu-fr.zoom.us/j/95527063396

ID réunion: 955 2706 3396

La vidéo sera publiée sur la chaîne YouTube de CY AS