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Commentary on Identity and Supererogatory Actions among Companies

A paper by Laszlo Zsolnai entitled “Commentary on Identity and Supererogatory Actions among Companies” was published in the Business and Society Review (2022 (127): pp. 395–402).

The paper argues that identity economics and social psychology provide a useful frame of reference for interpreting supererogatory actions of companies and suggests that the identity of companies can be a driving force for these actions. Companies may undertake actions that are not economically rational if those actions are of high importance to them in other respect. The climate crisis and the more recent COVID-19 crisis call for generously ethical supererogatory actions by companies more than ever before.

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