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HARP Seminar, presented by Dr Joanna Krasodomska: "Stakeholder Reintegration Following Moral Polysemy: A Nethnographic Case Study of LPP SA"

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Event information
Date 16 March 2022
Time 13:00-14:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price Free
Venue Online
Event types:
Webinars Seminars


Purpose – The aim of this paper is to facilitate a deeper understanding of the reintegration process following a crisis caused by moral polysemy in an internet-mediated environment.

Design/methodology/approach – This paper focuses on Polish textile company LPP SA. It uses an explorative and interpretive single case study as its research approach and nethnography as its data gathering method. Content and buzz analysis of online discussions of LPP SA’s crisis are employed to identify the influential stakeholders in the subsequent stages of the company’s reintegration and the impact of the broader situational context on this process.

Findings – Due to the ambiguity involved, we propose to conceptualize LPP SA’s crisis, caused by an involuntary disclosure, as an instance of moral polysemy. We therefore identify three stages of the reintegration process (discovery, explanation, rehabilitation). The most influential stakeholders are members of the media and politicians, but stakeholder influence varies in different stages of the process. Previous reputational crises and CEO posturing play a role in such reintegration, and Facebook and Twitter are the main communication mediums.

Research limitations/implications – The main limitations of our study include the classification of individual internet users as a single group despite their diversity and our total reliance on online sources.

Originality/value – This study contributes to the literature on reintegration and stakeholder communication and expands the theoretical model of internet-mediated crisis communication. It also adds to the literature on involuntary disclosure.

Keywords: Twitter, social media, crisis, involuntary disclosure, nethnography, buzz analysis, sentiment.

Joanna Krasodomska

Short bio on presenter:
Dr. Joanna Krasodomska is an Associate Professor in the Department of Financial Accounting at Cracow University of Economics (CUE) in Poland. She received her habilitation in 2015 (CUE, Faculty of Finance and Law) and Ph.D. in 2006 (Jagiellonian University). Her publications address both corporate financial and sustainability reporting, and her primary research interests center on non-financial disclosures, integrated reporting, stakeholder engagement, and extended external reporting assurance.

Dr. Krasodomska is a member of the European Accounting Association (EAA) Stakeholder Reporting Committee. She was also appointed as Poland Representative to the EAA Board (2021-2024). She is a member of the International Association for Accounting Education & Research (IAAER), Accountants Association in Poland (AAP), (Polish) Association for Sustainability in Finance & Accounting (ASFA). In 2016-2018 she was a member of the Academic Research Support Group appointed by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).

Her bio is also available on the IFAC site