On two sides of the smoke screen: how activist organizations and corporations use protests, campaign contributions, and lobbyists to influence institutional change

Ana M. Aranda, Tal Simons

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Abstract

We explore the simultaneous influence of activist organizations and corporations on institutional change. Focusing on protests, campaign contributions, and lobbyists as the strategies used by activist organizations and corporations to influence institutional change, we study the dynamics between movements and counter-movements and their influence on the probability of institutional change. In the context of the US tobacco industry, the results shed light on the effectiveness of these strategies and uncover potential moderators of this relationship. Overall, we demonstrate the simultaneous and asymmetric effects of activist organizations and corporations that use conspicuous and inconspicuous strategies to change institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial movements, stakeholders and non-market strategy
EditorsForest Briscoe, Brayden G. King, Jocelyn Leitzinger
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Pages261-315
Number of pages55
Volume56
ISBN (Electronic)9781787543492
ISBN (Print)9781787543508
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
Volume56
ISSN (Print)0733-558X

Keywords

  • Activist organizations
  • Corporations
  • Institutional change
  • Lobbying
  • Protests
  • Social movements

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