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The Ashgate Research Companion to Corporate Social Responsibility

ISBN 9780754647775
Published August 18, 2008 by Routledge
424 Pages

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Book Description

In recent years the term corporate social responsibility (CSR) has gained prominence both in business and in the media, not least because of the rise in power of the transnational corporation in an increasingly globalized world. It is one of the most debated management issues, yet there is a lack of consensus on what the concept means, what it entails, why it should be embraced and how. This Research Companion brings together a team of scholars from around the world to offer their view of the key issues in corporate social responsibility research. Each author is concerned with different aspects of CSR, providing a variety of theoretical lenses and a wide range of perspectives from different countries and experiences. It presentrs scholars and graduate students with a valuable guide to current thinking and a comprehensive reference to this increasingly important field.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: an agenda for research, David Crowther and Nicholas Capaldi; Part I Theoretical Developments: The maturing of corporate social responsibility: a developmental process, David Crowther; Sustainability and its place in CSR research, Kumba Jallow; Stakeholder perspectives on social responsibility, David Crowther; Corporate social responsibility: from transparency to 'constructive conflict', Dominique Bessire; Corporate governance and the agency problem in financial markets, Güler Aras; Governance, sustainable development and social responsibility: towards future mapping, Ananda Das Gupta; The impact of social responsibility on the environment, R.S. Topal and A. Öngen. Part II The Employment Relationship: The symbiotic relationship between HRM practices and employee well-being: a corporate social responsibility perspective, Nicole Renee Baptiste; Protect your whistleblowers!, Wim Vandekerckhove; Legally imposed corporate social responsibility for the protection of HIV-positive employees in South Africa, Stella Vettori. Part III Ethical Considerations: Inquiring about social conscience, Ana-Maria Davila-Gomez; Change management and CSR: an essay in the ontology and business ethics of change/process management, Jelena Debeljak and Kristijan Krkac; Tycoon philanthropy: prestige and the annihilation of excess, Mary Phillips; Corporate governance studies on the accounting environment in Turkey, Kiymet Tunca Çaliyurt. Part IV Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The effectiveness of social advertising: a study of selected campaigns, Tejinder Sharma and Geetanjali Kwatra; Is everything that is legal ethical? Research on the Turkish tax system, Gülsevim Yumuk; How far can CSR travel? Reflections on the applicability of the concept to SMEs in Uzbekistan, Daniel Stevens, Alexey Kim, Lobar Mukhamedova, Malika Mukimova and Rowan Wagner; Corporate social responsibility in the Peruvian mining industry, Sonia Meza-Cuadra; Taxation and fiscal evasion: a perspective on corporate social responsibility, Fátima David and Rute Abreu; Cause-related marketing: doing good for your company and your cause, Ioanna Papasolomou; Index.

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David Crowther is Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, UK and Professor Nicholas Capaldi is The Legendre-Soule Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics, Loyola University New Orleans, USA.


'Clear, practical, insightful and wide-ranging...The Ashgate Research Companion to Corporate Social Responsibility is a must have guide for everyone interested in CSR. Written by renowned experts in CSR from the world over, it covers all issues from theoretical to sustainable developments, from employment to ethical issues, from legal to marketing aspects and beyond.' Mustaffa Mohamed Zain, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia