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Business for Society

1st Edition

By Lucia Michela Daniele, Rémi Jardat, Jérôme Méric, Francesco Gangi


160 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367345495
pub: 2019-10-22
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This book is about promoting corporate responsibility in its original meaning: businesses should have a positive impact on society, and society should not only be a lever of profit making. When we treat social responsibility as an external function of the core business, we are exposed to the worst.

Business for Society seeks to redress the balance and promotes the original idea of corporate responsibility. This first book in the series of the same name sets the scene and presents the key theories across the various management disciplines to answer the following questions: "How, why and under what conditions can business act for society?". The book narrows and discusses examples of businesses that are making impressive strides in delivering positive impacts for society as well as their bottom line, but as the concept of corporate responsibility has become more mainstream in recent years, many organisations have adopted the term and reduced it to a marketing message. Areas covered include a historical perspective on the hijacking of business responsibility towards society, management knowledge and value, the Business for Society project against hijacking, accounting for Society, finance for Society and governance for Society and Democracy.

The book will be of interest for scholars and students in the fields of corporate social responsibility, business ethics, and governance.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. A Historical Perspective on the Hijacking of Business Responsibility towards Society 2. Management Knowledge and Value 3. The Business for Society Project against Hijacking: A Genetic Analysis and Sketch of a Genetic Draft 4. Accounting for Society 5. Finance for Society 6. Governance for Society and Democracy: On the Necessity of New Paradigms

About the Authors

Jérôme Méric is Professor in Management Science and Dean, IAE – Poitiers University Business School, France. He is also associate editor of the European Management Review.

Francesco Gangi is Professor in Management Science, Department of Economics, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy. He is also the Chair of European Academy of Management (EURAM) Special Interest Group (SIG) "Business for Society".

Rémi Jardat is researcher at IRG Lab, Université Paris Est. He is Vice-President of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and has previously chaired the Business for Society Strategic Interest Group of EURAM

Lucia Michela Daniele is a Ph.D. candidate in management at University of Naples Federico II, Italy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Governance