publication . Article . 2017

Vocabularies of Motive and Temporal Perspectives

Tilba, Anna; Wilson, John F.;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2017 Journal: British Journal of Management, volume 28, pages 502-518 (issn: 1045-3172, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Prior research on institutional investors’ role in corporate governance draws a distinction between engaged and disengaged pension funds. The aim of this study was to shed more light on how pension fund practitioners talk about engagement and disengagement. Using insights from 35 in-depth, semi-structured interviews and round-table discussions with pension fund trustees, executives, investment officers and financial intermediaries, we identify different types of vocabularies and temporal perspectives used to account for different stances towards engagement. We highlight a tension between a seemingly causal relationship between accounts and future behaviour and a...
free text keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, General Business, Management and Accounting, Corporate governance, Social environment, Disengagement theory, Motif (music), Financial intermediary, Sociology, Financial market, Institutional investor, Public relations, business.industry, business, Marketing, Pension, N200
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