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Manfred Max Bergman     Institute, Department or Faculty Head 
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Manfred Max Bergman published an article in May 2017.
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Markus Gerber

167 shared publications

Paul S. Lambert

70 shared publications

Vernon Gayle

27 shared publications

Department of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK, and

Kenneth Prandy

20 shared publications

Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Dean Barker

19 shared publications

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Article 1 Read 4 Citations An Empirical Exploration, Typology, and Definition of Corporate Sustainability Manfred Max Bergman, Lena Berger Published: 08 May 2017
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su9050753
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The relationship between business and society is evolving. On the one hand, social, environmental, and long-term economic issues subsumed under the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are inspiring intergovernmental organizations, governments, NGOs, NPOs, foundations, and civic society to legislate and regulate corporate behavior toward a greater concern for the wellbeing of groups, regions, or entire societies. On the other, a growing trend toward protectionism, nationalism, and populism may be the consequence or expression of a dissatisfaction with the perceived dissociation of the private sector from society. As a form of self-regulation, corporate responsibility deals with the complex responsibilities businesses have toward society. However, it tends to be hampered by an emphasis on theology and philosophy-based business ethics, which are difficult to integrate into day-to-day business operations or to translate between national or corporate cultures. In this article, we argue that corporate sustainability could be a more useful concept to help improve on how government, the private sector, and academia understand the links between business and society, and how to translate the interdependence between business and society from one culture to another. For this purpose, we empirically analyzed the relevant academic literature on corporate sustainability, using Content Configuration Analysis. Our analyses revealed three conceptual types and nine subtypes of corporate sustainability. Based on their assessment, we suggest conceptual preferences and a definition of corporate sustainability, which fulfil criteria that may render the concept more useful to global political and socioeconomic negotiations among stakeholder groups for the long-term benefit of business and society.
Article 1 Read 1 Citation Swiss youths, migration and integrative sport:A critical-constructive reading of popular discourse Natalie Barker-Ruchti, Markus Gerber, Erin Gerlach, Simone S... Published: 01 January 2013
European Journal for Sport and Society, doi: 10.1080/16138171.2013.11687916
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Article 2 Reads 6 Citations The Interplay between Educational Achievement, Occupational Success, and Well-Being Robin Samuel, Manfred Max Bergman, Sandra Hupka-Brunner Published: 05 January 2012
Social Indicators Research, doi: 10.1007/s11205-011-9984-5
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Many studies have examined the effect of life events, education, and income on well-being. Conversely, research concerning well-being as a predictor of life course outcomes is sparse. Diener’s suggestion “to inquire about the effects of well-being on future behavior and success” has, with some exceptions, not yet come to fruition. This article contributes to this body of research. We conceptualize and analyze the interplay between educational achievement, occupational success, and well-being as a complex process. The relationship between these domains is examined drawing on a structure-agency framework derived from Bourdieu and Social Comparison Theory. Social comparison between adolescents and their parents is suggested to be the mechanism explaining the effects of successful and unsuccessful intergenerational transmission of educational achievement and occupational success on well-being. It is further argued that well-being may serve as an individual resource by fostering educational and occupational outcomes. Panel data from the Transition from Education to Employment (TREE) project, a Swiss PISA 2000 follow-up study, was used. The interplay between well-being and successful and unsuccessful intergenerational transfer of educational attainment was analyzed in an autoregressive cross-lagged mixture model framework. Social comparison was found to be related to well-being, while well-being proved to significantly increase the probability of successful intergenerational transfer of educational attainment.
Article 2 Reads 9 Citations The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Mixed Methods Research and Design Manfred Max Bergman Published: 01 October 2011
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, doi: 10.1177/1558689811433236
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Article 2 Reads 5 Citations The Politics, Fashions, and Conventions of Research Methods Manfred Max Bergman Published: 01 April 2011
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, doi: 10.1177/1558689811408318
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The results of an empirical study of any set of phenomena, whether investigating structures, processes, or combinations thereof, are influenced by the theoretical framework as well as the research methods employed. This text examines the influence of research methods on how phenomena under investigation are conceptualized, defined, measured, and interpreted. It will be argued that qualitative, quantitative, and, by extension, mixed methods research influence how phenomena are studies, and how these methods are concurrently subject to politics, fashions, and conventions. Inconsistent and impoverished research may be the consequence, particularly for mixed methods research.
Article 2 Reads 6 Citations The importance of specificity in occupation‐based social classifications Kenneth Prandy, Vernon Gayle, Paul S. Lambert, Koon Leai Lar... Published: 20 June 2008
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, doi: 10.1108/01443330810881231
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