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Qualification as corporate activism: How Swedish apparel retailers attachcircular fashion qualities to take-back systems
Lund University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE). (RiseB)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0186-0358
2019 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Management, ISSN 0956-5221, E-ISSN 1873-3387Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This paper explains how corporations can develop market-based activities to influence environmental policies. The empirical focus is on how Swedish apparel retailers qualify take-back systems for used clothes and textiles assteps toward creating circular fashion. An analysis of the qualities that retailers attach to take-back systemsshows how qualification helps corporations feature fashion as potentially sustainable and able to develop circularmaterial flows, with the aim to enroll staff, customers, and other stakeholders in new behaviors andpatterns of responsibility. We apply the notion of corporate activism to demonstrate how corporations usequalification to engage in market-based activities with the aim of influencing the regulatory agenda.

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Elsevier, 2019.
Keywords [en]
Corporate political activism; corporate activism;qualification;take-back systems;apparel
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Business Administration
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sustainability
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-157805DOI: 10.1016/j.scaman.2019.03.002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85063584564OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-157805DiVA, id: diva2:1301765
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The Kamprad Family Foundation, 20160063Swedish Research Council Formas, 259-2013-120Available from: 2019-04-02 Created: 2019-04-02 Last updated: 2019-05-29

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