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Corporate Social Responsibility Across Europe

Corporate Social Responsibility Across Europe

Author: André Habisch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540269601

Category: Political Science

Page: 398

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an increasingly important topic in our global society. Corporate Social Responsibility Across Europe is the first volume of its kind to bring together twenty-three national perspectives on this issue. Thirty-seven European researchers worked on the book, which provides a comprehensive and structured survey of CSR developments and progress at national levels. An overview and analysis is provided for each country. Topics addressed include business and societal mindsets in the different cultural settings, national drivers for the current development of CSR, and prospects for the individual countries in the future. Furthermore it contains three comprehensive pan-European analyses. The chapters also contain practical information and references to the Internet as well as relevant literature in order to support further research and stimulate business activities in this field. The result is a rather unique collection of essays on the topic of CSR across Europe.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe

Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe

Author: Samuel O. Idowu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319135663

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 518

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This book explores the current state of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in 24 European nations, examining the state of the development and practice of CSR and sustainability for organizations in these countries. The common denominator for all of the book’s 25 chapters is a management perspective rather than an ethical discourse. The book therefore represents a comprehensive survey of initiatives and activities in the field of CSR and provides a wealth of complete cases and examples for different approaches to sustainable and responsible management practice. The book also reviews the relevant political and governmental guidelines and frameworks for organizations, both on a national and a European level. Europe has taken a leading role in the promotion and implementation of CSR. This book showcases how, through CSR, enterprises can significantly contribute to achieving the European Union’s treaty objectives of sustainable development and a highly competitive social market economy.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Trade Unions

Corporate Social Responsibility and Trade Unions

Author: Lutz Preuss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135077778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Growing interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) has focused attention on the relationship between businesses and key stakeholders, such as NGOs and local communities. Curiously, however, commentators on CSR rarely discuss the role of trade unions, while commentators on employment relations seldom engage with CSR. This situation is all the more remarkable since unions are a critically important social actor and have traditionally played a prominent role in defending the interests of one key stakeholder in the company, the employee. Written by dedicated experts in their field, this book addresses a key gap in the literature on both CSR and employment relations, namely trade union policies towards CSR, as well as union engagement with particular CSR initiatives and the challenges they face in doing so. The research covers eleven European countries which, when taken together, constitute a representative sample of industrial relations structures across the continent. This book will be essential reading for scholars, students and practitioners of international business, employment relations, public policy and CSR. Its foreword is written by Philippe Pochet and Maria Jepsen, Directors of the European Trade Union Institute in Brussels.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Times of Crisis

Corporate Social Responsibility in Times of Crisis

Author: Samuel O. Idowu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319528397

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

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This book explores national and transnational companies' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in times and settings in which they are confronted with economic and social challenges and analyzes these situations, ranging from the financial crisis to fourth generation sustainability. Presenting a number of different cases from various parts of Europe, North America and Africa, it showcases how companies respond to the challenges of the development, consultation, implementation, integration, measurement and consolidation of CSR. Further it specifies how these corporations deal with uncertainties over corporate and financial resources, global financial stability and growing evidence for climate change. The book describes CSR adaptation under challenging circumstances and argues for the strategic and operative legitimation of Corporate Social Responsibility in times of crisis.

Corporate Responsibility in Europe

Corporate Responsibility in Europe

Author: Thomas Beschorner

Publisher: Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung

ISBN: 9783867935241

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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The sector-specific approach to Corporate Responsibility (CR) has attracted little attention so far, although the industrial sector is a key variable in any company's economic environment. Therefore, this book introduces sector-specific CR as a way to increase the success and impact of business engagement. It focuses on sector-specific initiatives with government involvement as appropriate governance mechanisms to address sustainability challenges through public-private collaboration. What is the state of sector-specific CR across Europe? How do sector-specific initiatives work and what are criteria for their good performance? What roles do governments play in such initiatives? To answer these questions, the book draws on rich empirical evidence from five industries across eight European countries as well as on the expertise of numerous CR and industry experts. In doing so, its target audience is both researchers and practitioners. Academics will find a starting point for further research in this emerging field, whereas practitioners are offered empirical and effective models for promoting sector-specific CR.

Developing Corporate Social Responsibility

Developing Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Francesco Perrini

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781958726

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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'Perrini et al provide a detailed, authoritative look at the evolving European perspective on corporate social responsibility. They show how Europe has moved from follower status to leading edge practice. The book is the best current indicator of what the next stages of CSR will look like.' - Thomas W. Dunfee, University of Pennsylvania, US The rapidly increasing attention devoted to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has resulted in the term 'CSR' being applied to myriad dissimilar phenomena. The authors therefore aim to dispel this confusion by presenting a multi-faceted view of socially responsible corporate behavior and related themes. They provide a conceptualization of CSR that emphasizes the role of the adoption and implementation of specific CSR strategies and their impact on corporate social and economic performance.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe

Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe

Author: Regine Barth

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781848447233

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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The acid test of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is simply this: does it lead to positive impacts on society and the environment or is it just rhetoric? And if it does lead to positive impacts, how can these be enhanced? This timely book tackles this cutting-edge challenge by presenting empirical findings from a range of surveys and in-depth case studies. These build on a new methodological and theoretical framework for assessing and explaining the sustainability impact of CSR. For selected sustainability issues mitigation of climate change and chemical risk, resource management in marine fisheries, promotion of gender equality and countering of bribery and within different European industries, the authors show that the rhetoric of CSR is still stronger than its reality. They do so by investigating into CSR practices which encompass the creation of a vision on CSR, its strategic and operative implementation and its organisational and cultural embedding within companies and their supply chains. The authors conclude that the reality of CSR is strong enough to allow for some rhetoric. They name intra- and extra-company success factors for, and limits of, producing sustainability impacts through CSR. Finally, they discuss its contribution to achieving public policy goals and the governance paradigms that are necessary to make CSR effective. The volume successfully combines a business and public policy perspective, based on an interdisciplinary approach. This book will be invaluable for both students and researchers interested in the effects of CSR, and will prove a useful tool for policy-makers and CSR practitioners alike.

Corporate Social Responsibility in the EU

Corporate Social Responsibility in the EU

Author: Alasdair Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: 1901229459

Category: Business ethics

Page: 59

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The European Union wants businesses to assume greater responsibility for raising social and environmental standards. in spite of the member states remaining divided over the degree to which the European Union should promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). excuse to create further red tape, but the author Alasdair Murray argues that the European Union does have an important role to play in promoting CSR, as long as it resists the temptation to pursue overly prescriptive policies.

Social Responsibility Education Across Europe

Social Responsibility Education Across Europe

Author: Duygu Turker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319267166

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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This book provides a comprehensive and multi-facetted analysis of the current state of social-responsibility education in various European countries. It explores the different approaches toward CSR education across Europe by identifying each country's current practices and university courses, and by revealing the effect of these methods on future generations of leaders. Using a quantitative research methodology, the book presents comparisons of the current nature and implications of CSR education in a sample of 10 business schools from Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Turkey.

Governments and Corporate Social Responsibility

Governments and Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Josep M. Lozano

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: UCSD:31822034672907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

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This book presents an analytical framework for understanding how governments develop policies of corporate social responsibility. The research analyses CSR public policies in 15 European Union countries. It defines four models of governmental approach from a relational perspective that encompasses the relationships between all the various stakeholders (governments, businesses and civil society). It also takes into account the socioeconomic context in which these relationships stand.