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A history of socially responsible business, c.1600--1950

Author: William A Pettigrew; David Chan Smith
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] ©2017
Series: Palgrave studies in the history of finance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the changing reciprocal relationships between corporations and their various social obligations over the very long term - from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Chapters from emerging and established business historians assess the full range of social obligations that corporations held historically. By adopting an innovative methodological approach that is long-term and comparative, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William A Pettigrew; David Chan Smith
ISBN: 9783319601465 3319601466
OCLC Number: 1008868250
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction: The History of Corporate Social Responsibility: Towards a Comparative and Institutional Contribution --
Chapter 2: Leadership and the Social Agendas of the Early Modern English Trading Corporations --
Chapter 3: Socially Responsible and Responsive Business in Seventeenth-Century England --
Chapter 4: Profit and Surety: The British Chartered Trading Companies and the State Before the Nineteenth Century --
Chapter 5: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Rise of the Non-profit Sector in America --
Chapter 6: Local Concerns, Global Impact: The Social Structures and Influence of early Anglo-American Firms at Home and Abroad, 1815-1840 --
Chapter 7: The Distant Shareholder: Attenuated Investment and the Diffusion of Social Concerns --
Chapter 8: Canadian Regional and National Business Elites in 1912: Local and Social Connections --
Chapter 9: Trust, Reputation, and Regulation: Securities Markets in Europe, the US, and Japan before 1914 --
Chapter 10: Adolf Berle's "Good Neighbour" Critique of US Corporate Interests in the Caribbean Basin --
Chapter 11: Social(ist) Responsibility and Communist Management in Postwar Central Europe --
Chapter 12: Afterword: The History (and Future History) of Socially Responsible Business.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the history of finance.
Responsibility: William A. Pettigrew and David Chan Smith, editors.

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