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Research handbook on corporate social responsibility in context

Author: Anders Örtenblad
Publisher: Cheltenham, Glos, UK ; Northampton, Massachusetts : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is corporate social responsibility (CSR) a universal idea? Is the same exact definition of CSR relevant for any organization, regardless of context? Or would such a definition need to be adapted to fit different types of organizations, in different cultures, industries and sectors? This book discusses how CSR preferably should be practiced in various generalized contexts. Experts share their knowledge on whether a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anders Örtenblad
ISBN: 9781783474806 1783474807
OCLC Number: 965340382
Description: 1 online resource (432 pages)
Contents: Front Matter; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Preface; PART I: BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION; 1 Introduction: establishing the art of contextualizing CSR as a research area; 2 Corporate social responsibility as concept and activity: an overview; 3 The importance of context in understanding CSR; 4 The social context in CSR research: a contextualist approach with critical applications; PART II: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN CONTEXT; Section A: Religion/Level of Economic Development/Continent 5 Islamic and Buddhist perspectives of corporate social responsibility6 CSR in developed versus developing countries: a comparative glimpse; 7 Does diffusion cover differentiation? Looking into corporate social responsibility in Asia; Section B: Industry; 8 Corporate social responsibility in the food processing industry; 9 Corporate social responsibility in the shipping industry; 10 Corporate social responsibility in the pharmaceutical industry; Section C: Mixed Contexts; 11 Corporate social responsibility in the ready made garments industry in Bangladesh 12 Corporate social responsibility in the Greek shipping business13 Corporate social responsibility in the Turkish pharmaceutical industry; Section D: Specific Situation; 14 The relevance of CSR in the case of an insurance firm and a motorcycle gang in Norway; 15 Fraud examiners in white-collar crime investigations; PART III: COMMENTS AND REFLECTIONS; 16 Reflections on the universality and philosophical foundations of the'corporate social responsibility' definition; 17 A comment on the use of the seven aspects of CSR; 18 Stages of corporate social responsibility 19 The future of CSR: towards transformative CSR, or CSR 2.020 Against CSR: the meaning and meaninglessness of CSR in China; 21 Conclusions, a contingency model of CSR and recommendations for further research; Index
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