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Anna McKean

Area(s) of Interest

Social Movements, Corporate Sociopolitical Activism, Stakeholder Theory


Anna McKean is a joint PhD candidate in both Sociology and Management & Organizations. She studies firms’ practices around social and political issues, particularly in relation to the emerging phenomenon of corporate activism. Her dissertation, From Covert Action to Overt Activism: The Evolution of Corporate Sociopolitical Involvement, examines growth, manifestations, and effects of public sociopolitical action by firms. Two chapters look at specific empirical events: corporate statements in relation to Black Lives Matter after George Floyd’s death in 2020, and changes in firm practices in response to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, in 2018. She currently has an R&R with Strategic Management Journal, which has won two best paper awards.

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