Arjaliès (2014)

Arjaliès, Diane-Laure.  “Exploring the role of instruments in the transformation of logics: The case of Socially Responsible Investment.”  HEC Paris Research Paper No. ACC-2014-1045 , May 7, 2014.

From the author's abstract:  "Based on an ethnographic study, this article compares two working groups — one responsible for equity and the other for fixed-income investments — in an asset management company attempting to integrate new demands for socially responsible investment (SRI). These two working groups both sought to change their investment processes through the introduction of new calculative devices. The equity group was perceived to be more successful than the fixed-income group in introducing SRI because of its greater ability to fabricate calculative devices capable of mediating between financial returns and social responsibility."