Changing the Rules: Business-NGO Partnership and Structuration Theory

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THIS PAPER analyses the role of business-environmental group partnerships in the building of social and political structures. It shows why these new mechanisms of institutional design are of high importance in an era of 'reflexive modernisation' and how these mechanisms can be conceptualised within the theoretical firamework of Anthony Giddens's structuration theory. The paper illustrates its argument with three examples of business-NGO partnerships, in the German context.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGreener Management International
Issue numberWinter
Pages (from-to)105-114
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1998