The Complexity of Inter-organizational Relationships: Cross-unit Analysis, Discussion, and Implications

  • Morgan R. Clevenger


This chapter discusses the analysis across the six embedded units of the companies in the study to compare and contrast the size, scale, and scope of the businesses. Discussion begins with the ease or complexity of dealing with the varying sizes and cultures of the corporations and their capacity to engage with the research. From all data sources, the six companies are plotted on Cone’s (2010, The new era of global corporate citizenship & compliance. Presentation at Net Impact Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI) corporate citizenship spectrum based on their overall behaviors as deemed in the categories of philanthropy, cause-related branding, operational culture, or DNA citizenship ethos. Implications for practice for both higher education and corporations are summarized and related to the potential lessons learned. Future research ideas are shared to promote additional exploration.


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  • Morgan R. Clevenger
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  1. 1.Post-doctoral Fellow in Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Business EthicsMonarch Business SchoolZugSwitzerland

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