1st Edition

The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate Activities, the Environment and Society

    222 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    222 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility: Corporate Activities, the Environment and Society adds to the current debate on the societal-level impacts of corporate social responsibility (CSR). This edited volume offers conceptual and empirical contributions highlighting various dimensions of CSR impacts. What differentiates the book from others is that we examine the impact of CSR at the societal level, rather than focussing only on those at occur at the level of the firm. The book’s contributions present novel perspectives that comprise, among others, empirical analyses of CSR activities, accounts of impacts in various geographic locations, and state-of-the-art reviews of extant literature on the topic. The practical examples and theory-building presented here help us to better capture the societal impacts of contemporary CSR practice. This book will appeal to scholars and students as well as practitioners and policy makers interested in practical and theoretical aspects of CSR impacts at the societal-level.

    Chapter 3 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives CC-BY 4.0 license.

    1. Introduction: The need for more research on CSR impacts
    Robert Kudłak, Ralf Barkemeyer, Lutz Preuss, Anna Heikkinen
    2. What do we know about social and environmental impacts of corporate social responsibility?
    Robert Kudłak
    3. The Societal Case for Small Business Social Responsibility: A Review of the Evidence of Societal Impact Types and their Relevance to Stakeholders
    Johan Lindeque, Olga Samuel
    4. Is this the Road Forward for CSR? How Fortune “Change the World” Firms Emphasize Activities over Impact
    Maria Bustos, Warren Kaplan, Markus Taussig, and Veronika Wirtz
    5. How does CSR impact the Austrian welfare state? An analysis of opposing CSR discourses and their implications on labour and work-related welfare arrangements
    Julia Domnanovich
    6. Capturing CSR impact on suppliers through social accounting: a case study of an apparel retailer
    Silvia Ayuso
    7. Considering the social and economic implications of infrastructure megaprojects: theoretical contributions, practical challenges and managerial implications
    Laura Corazza, Daniel Torchia, Dario Cottafava, Giuseppe Tipaldo
    8. Towards a relational understanding of the impact of organizational pro-social activities
    Sébastien Mena, Valeria Cavotta
    9. The ethical dimension of impact-oriented corporate social responsibility
    Duane Windsor


    Robert Kudłak is an Assistant Professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, and a member of the Long Range Planning editorial board.

    Ralf Barkemeyer is a Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at Kedge Business School in Bordeaux, France, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility (Wiley).

    Lutz Preuss is a Professor of Strategic Management and Director of the PhD Programme at Kedge Business School in Bordeaux, France.

    Anna Heikkinen is a Senior Lecturer of Management and Organizations and Academic Director of the Master’s Programme of Responsible Business at the Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, Finland.

    “For academics, students, or policymakers who wish to research how CSR affects society, this edited collection is a vital resource.” Qiqi Wang and Jing Yang, Asia Pacific Business Review