In the first decades of the twenty-first century, the theory and practice of corporate citizenship and responsibility adapted significantly. The pieces in this volume capture the essence of these changes, with illuminating reflections by their preeminent authors on success, failure, learning and progress. Featuring contributions from John Ruggie, Peter Senge, R. Edward Freeman, Jan Aart Scholte and Georg Kell, it charts the rise of corporate citizenship, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
This title is one of a two-volume set: a collection of seminal and thought-provoking essays, drawn from the Journal of Corporate Citizenship’s archive, accompanied by new analysis and reflection from the original authors. Written by some of the most widely recognized academic and business pioneers and leaders of the corporate responsibility and global sustainability movement, the volumes make essential reference texts for anyone interested in the radically awakening new global political economy.
The Journal of Corporate Citizenship was launched in 2001 by Founding Editor Malcolm McIntosh and Greenleaf Publishing. Today, it continues to fulfil its mission to integrate theory and practice and provide a home for enlightened transdisciplinary thinking on the role of business and organizations in society.
Table of Contents
Introduction Malcolm McIntosh
Part 1: Business, capitalism and corporate citizenship
1. The role of business in the world of today David Henderson
2. A positive programme for laissez-faire capitalism Walter Block and William Barnett
3. Rejoinder to critics of laissez-faire capitalism Walter Block and William Barnett
4. From hegemony to democracy Charles Derber
5. Globalisation, governance and corporate citizenship Jan Aart Scholte
6. Corporate social behaviour: between the rules of the game and the law of the jungle Esben Rahbek Pederson and Peter Neergard
Part 2: What do we talk about when we talk about corporate citizenship, and how do we talk about corporate citizenship when we talk about it?
7. Are business schools silent partners in corporate crime? Diane Swanson and Bill Frederick
8. Can stakeholder theorists seize the moment? Edward Freeman
9. Corporate Social Responsibility: Quo Vadis? A critical inquiry into a discursive struggle Jan Jonker and Angela Marburg
10. Is this OK? An exploration of extremes Nick Barter and Luke Houghton
11. "Working and fighting for progress, for prosperity, for society" Brave new business worlds before and beyond corporate citizenship David Birch
12. Fear and loathing in the JCC: Unleashing the monster of ‘new corporate citizenship theory’ to confront category crisis Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten
13. The Transnational corporation and new corporate citizenship theory: A critical analysis Marc T. Jones and Matthew Haigh
Part 3: Corporate citizenship engagement
14. Waking the sleeping giant: Business as an agent for consumer understanding and responsible choice Peter Senge
15. Human security and sustainable enterprise in a developing-country context Annie ChikwanhaCorporate citizenship engagement and the UN Global Compact
16. The theory and practice of learning networks: Corporate social responsibility and the Global Compact John Ruggie
17. The Amnesty International UK business group: Putting human rights on the corporate agenda Sir Geoffrey Chandler
18. The Global Compact: Origins, operations, progress, challenges Georg Kell
19. What if we are failing? Towards a post-crisis compact for systemic change Jem Bendell
20. The human factor: Addressing United Nations staff perceptions of the business community when forming cross-sector partnerships Linda Merieau
21. Making good business sense Richard Holme and Phil Watts
22. Business and Africa: Power, responsibility and values Mark Moody-Stuart
23. Business as a vocation Mark Moody-Stuart