1st Edition

Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Stakeholders, Management and Organizational Performance in the European Union

    294 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    294 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has developed into a crucial corporate and organizational issue around the world. It has been incorporated into various sectors and countries, and includes many types of activities and dimensions. It is a common notion that organizations are more inclined today to broaden and shift their performance focus from short-term goals towards long-term social, environmental, and value-added perspectives.

    Under the framework of corporate governance, organizations and companies are motivated to promote fairness, transparency, ethics, and accountability in their transactions, while concurrently maintaining enhanced standards of governance. This means that organizations and corporations must align their activities with community aspirations which is an issue falling within the sphere of CSR. Increased attention has been placed on the organizations regarding their approach towards the needs of various stakeholders. However, a crucial issue that this book attempts to address is the association, intersection, and inter-relationship between governance and CSR within the EU region, which are not adequately established in the existing literature. The book will show that governance and CSR are highly connected. With the purpose of studying the association of CSR with legal, managerial and empirical aspects of governance in corporations and not-for-profit organizations, in various sectors of the economy, the book also intends to provide useful policy implications, as well as to offer constructive directions for future research.

    This book will be of value to researchers, academics, practitioners, policymakers, and students in the fields of CRS and governance, organizational theory, marketing management, business ethics and human resource management.

    1. A Conceptual Orientation of Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance

    Panagiotis Dimitropoulos and Efthalia Chatzigianni

    PART I - Theoretical and Legal Framework of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Governance

    2. CSR: Stakeholder theory and conceptual framework

    Panagiotis Dimitropoulos

    3. Definitions and Theoretical Frameworks of Governance

    Efthalia Chatzigianni and Cheryl Mallen 

    4. Governance and CSR regulations and policies in the EU

    Efthalia Chatzigianni and Panagiotis Dimitropoulos

    PART II - Corporate Governance and CSR in the EU: An Empirical Examination

    5. The role of the board of directors in corporate philanthropy: an empirical study of UK insurance firms

    Zafeira Kastrinaki

    6. CSR, Corporate Sustainability and Executive Compensation in the EU: the role of CSR committees

    Panagiotis Dimitropoulos 

    7. Corporate governance and company leadership during a time of crisis: Duties, responsibilities and liabilities of directors in the UK

    Niki Alexandrou 

    8. Corporate governance and business ethics

    Anna Kourtesopoulou 

    9. CSR and Corporate Financial Performance in the EU

    Panagiotis Dimitropoulos

    PART III - Managerial aspects of CSR and Governance in the EU 

    10. Corporate Social Responsibility, governance and gender diversity

    Oana – Antonia Colibășanu 

    11. CSR, Media, and Communication

    Panagiota Antonopoulou 

    12. Corporate Social Responsibility Governance and Sport Marketing: An International Review

    John Douvis and Vaios Kyriakis 

    13. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Volunteering

    Christina Tsagdi and Ethan Strigas 

    14. Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability: The Development of Corporate Environmental Sustainability Framework

    Stavros Triantafyllidis


    Panagiotis Dimitropoulos is a member of the Department of Sport Organization and Management at the University of Peloponnese, Greece.

    Efthalia (Elia) Chatzigianni is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sport Organization and Management at the University of Peloponnese, Greece.