Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Ronald R. Sims
Same-Sex partner benefits for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender employees have been offered by well over fifty percent of Fortune 500 corporations in the last two decades. This thesis attempts to examine. It develops a model of the way that the sociopolitical environment and business interact on socially sensitive issues, using same-sex partner benefits as a guide. This three step model - political interest mobilization, institutional entrepreneurship, and institutional enforcement - gives a broad lens through which we can examine why corporations are willing to adopt controversial work-life policies.
Scott, Ryne, "The Nexus of Business and Politics: The Case of Same-Sex Partner Benefits" (2008). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 829.
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