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Organization, ISSN 1350-5084, 5/2013, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp. 372 - 393
Most writings on corporate social responsibility (CSR) treat lack of consistency between organizational CSR talk and action as a serious problem that needs to... 
differences between words and action | aspirational talk | CSR | corporate social responsibility | consistency | hypocrisy | MANAGEMENT | ORGANIZATIONAL-COMMUNICATION | MYTH | CORPORATE SOCIAL-RESPONSIBILITY | IDENTITY | IMAGE | ACCOUNTABILITY | DISCOURSE | STRATEGIC CHANGE | CYNICAL DISTANCE | Studies | Organization theory | Communication research | Social responsibility | Social change
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Communicatio, ISSN 0250-0167, 07/2015, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp. 340 - 353
The research question to be answered in this article is: Why do izikhothane engage in what is perceived as destructive, conspicuous consumption? This behaviour... 
conspicuous consumption | aspirational lives | izikhothane | ukukhothana | aspirational consumption
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New Media & Society, ISSN 1461-4448, 11/2019, Volume 21, Issue 11-12, pp. 2404 - 2421
Sex-for-rent schemes have emerged on online sites as rental options. We analyzed 583 advertisements that were posted on Craigslist in London and Los Angeles... 
venture labor | Aspirational labor | gender | gig economy | commercialized intimacy | sex-for-rent | platform economy | Craigslist | COMMUNICATION
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Business & Society, ISSN 0007-6503, 1/2020, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp. 67 - 97
This article examines the embeddedness of corporate social responsibility (CSR) communications in strategic planning. By drawing on the idea that talk and... 
organizational communication | aspirational talk | CSR | time | strategy | Case studies | Strategic planning | Corporations | Social responsibility | Performativity | Communication
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Organization Studies, ISSN 0170-8406, 4/2013, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp. 495 - 514
We make the case that there are four distinct forms of organizational values – espoused, attributed, shared and aspirational. These partial, but related, forms... 
aspirational values | shared values | attributed values | espoused values | organizational values | MANAGEMENT | Organizational behavior | Corporate culture | Usage | Dynamic programming | Analysis
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World Development, ISSN 0305-750X, 04/2020, Volume 128, p. 104861
•Microcredit helps to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.•We look at internal constraints such as aspirational hope.•Microcredit is associated with both... 
O12 | Microcredit | Aspirational hope | Well-being | Poverty | I31 | G21 | Sierra Leone | Z13 | C83 | To be checked for WOS id | Very Good
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Sustainability (Switzerland), ISSN 2071-1050, 11/2017, Volume 9, Issue 12, p. 2202
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Business & Society, ISSN 0007-6503, 1/2020, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp. 5 - 33
Within the burgeoning corporate social responsibility (CSR) communication literature, the question of the relationship between CSR practices and CSR... 
communication as constitutive of organization (CCO) | aspirational talk | sensemaking | CSR practices | corporate social responsibility | CSR communication | Typology | Corporations | Social responsibility | Communication
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Academy of Management Journal, ISSN 0001-4273, 2016, Volume 59, Issue 5, pp. 1823 - 1844
Multiteam systems (i.e., teams of teams) are frequently used to deal with complex and demanding challenges that require several teams’ joint efforts. However,... 
Vertical coordination | Top | Aspirational behavior | Functional experience | Integration mechanisms | Horizontal coordination | R-AND-D | MANAGEMENT | FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY | KNOWLEDGE | FRAMEWORK | IMPLEMENTATION | CONSEQUENCES | INTERTEAM COORDINATION | WORK | MECHANISMS | BUSINESS | FIRM PERFORMANCE | Organizational behavior | Influence | Workplace multiculturalism | Analysis | Work groups
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Training and Education in Professional Psychology, ISSN 1931-3918, 08/2018, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp. 196 - 202
Positive ethics is a perspective that encourages psychologists to see professional ethics as an effort to adhere to overarching ethical principles that are... 
Positive ethics | Ethics | Aspirational ethics | ACCULTURATION MODEL | DECISION-MAKING | AVOIDANCE | aspirational ethics | ethics | MOTIVATION | PSYCHOLOGY | PSYCHOLOGY, EDUCATIONAL | positive ethics
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Crossings, ISSN 2040-4344, 2015, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp. 41 - 58
  Work on the sociocultural aspects of international students tends to largely focus on their experiences within the host country. Research points to the... 
Migrants | International students | Social media | Mobility | Social networks | Aspirational transnational | Australia | Economic lifestyle | Cultural relations | Sociology | Migration | Graduate studies
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Journal of Applied Business Research, ISSN 0892-7626, 2015, Volume 31, Issue 1, pp. 331 - 344
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Environmental Science and Policy, ISSN 1462-9011, 2010, Volume 13, Issue 8, pp. 733 - 741
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Journal of Business Research, ISSN 0148-2963, 08/2016, Volume 69, Issue 8, pp. 2731 - 2738
This study examines the concept of aspirational groups: a reference group that a firm wishes to associate with. A desire to belong to an aspirational group may... 
Reference groups | Strategic groups | Insurance | Aspirational groups | INDUSTRY | BUSINESS | MODEL | DECISIONS | COMPETITION | CONVERGENCE | RIVALRY | FIRM PERFORMANCE | MOBILITY BARRIERS | Insurance industry | Business schools | Marketing
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Business & Society, ISSN 0007-6503, 1/2020, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp. 98 - 128
Scholars are divided over the question of whether managerial aspirational talk that contradicts current business practices can contribute to corporate social... 
agonism | corporate social responsibility (CSR) | aspirational talk | rhetoric | decoupling | Social dynamics | Rhetoric | Corporations | Social responsibility | Persuasion | Communication
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Analisis Politico, ISSN 0121-4705, 05/2012, Volume 25, Issue 75, pp. 89 - 110
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Journal of Urban Technology, ISSN 1063-0732, 01/2020, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp. 67 - 85
Building on scholarly explorations of the nuances of labor conditions in emerging knowledge economies in the Global South and the glocalization of the digital... 
online freelancing | Coworking space | aspirational belonging | digital labor | Global South | WORKING | COMMUNITY | URBAN STUDIES | POLITICS | GIG ECONOMY | LABOR | PLACE | Labor | Urban areas | Southern Hemisphere
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Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, ISSN 1448-6563, 12/2013, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp. 285 - 301
Natural resource management organisations in Australia routinely establish resource condition targets in their regional plans and catchment strategies. We... 
SMART targets | aspirational targets | prioritisation | Aspirational targets | SALINITY | LESSONS | ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
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