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Managing Corporate Social Responsibility

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: W. Timothy Coombs

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444336450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Managing Corporate Social Responsibility offers a strategic, communication-centred approach to integrating CSR into organizations. Drawing from a variety of disciplines and written in a highly accessible style, the book guides readers in a focused progression providing the key points they need to successfully navigate the benefits and implications of managing CSR. Chapters are organized around a process model for CSR that outlines steps for researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating CSR initiatives Emphasizes stakeholder engagement as a foundation throughout the CSR Process Model Discusses ways to maximize the use of social media and traditional media throughout the process Offers international examples drawn from a variety of industries including: The Forest Stewardship Council, Starbucks Coffee, and IKEA. Draws upon theories grounded in various disciplines, including public relations, marketing, media, communication, and business

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action

Author: Frank de Bakker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317101857

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Since the mid 1990s political and public debates about the social responsibilities of firms have gained renewed force. Although CSR seems to be a well defined concept in management literature, in its diverse applications the CSR concept loses much of its pertinence. In Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action, the authors focus on different aspects of managing CSR in action to capture differences between discourse and practice. By examining the question from three angles - talking about CSR, doing CSR and measuring CSR - they attempt to make sense of the difference between practice and reality. This volume considers ways to overcome the difficulties that arise around CSR in action.

Theory and Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility

Theory and Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Samuel O Idowu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642164613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

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Modern businesses and organizations understand that corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become an important factor for sustainable success. At the same time CSR has established itself as a widely accepted element of courses in managerial training and education. This book, designed to support CSR teaching, collects 14 essays that clearly illustrate and explain the benefits and challenges of socially responsible corporate policies. Aligning theory and practice, the book focuses on four central themes: management, environment and sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and accounting and financial reporting. Business students and experienced managers alike will find this book a valuable resource that helps them to discover the strong forces that link successful management with corporate social responsibility.

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action

Author: Frank de Bakker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317101864

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 721

Since the mid 1990s political and public debates about the social responsibilities of firms have gained renewed force. Although CSR seems to be a well defined concept in management literature, in its diverse applications the CSR concept loses much of its pertinence. In Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action, the authors focus on different aspects of managing CSR in action to capture differences between discourse and practice. By examining the question from three angles - talking about CSR, doing CSR and measuring CSR - they attempt to make sense of the difference between practice and reality. This volume considers ways to overcome the difficulties that arise around CSR in action.

Managing Corporate Legitimacy

Managing Corporate Legitimacy

Author: Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351277181

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 251

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The failure of many governments to provide basic rights for their citizens has given rise to the expectation that globally operating corporations should step in and fill governance gaps, for example in the area of human rights. Today, many large multinational corporations claim to conduct business in a socially responsible manner, yet no tools exist to assess whether and to what degree they have indeed systematically revised their business practices to take on these new responsibilities. Managing Corporate Legitimacy addresses these research gaps by clarifying the role of the corporation as a private actor in global governance at conceptual and empirical levels; by contributing to our theoretical understanding of CC as a new phenomenon in globalization; and by furthering the development of appropriate approaches to CC in practice through its toolkit. The tool structures the implementation process in five learning stages (defensive, compliance, managerial, strategic and civil). The final civil stage describes political corporate behaviour. The author includes an empirical assessment of five Swiss multinationals in this book which reveals that most companies – even those with relatively long-standing and mature policies on social and environmental issues – have only just started to learn how to become corporate citizens. The book therefore concludes with a discussion of an issue-specific extension of the assessment tool and presents methods for setting priorities in the approach to corporate citizenship that may also facilitate corporate engagement with stakeholders. The tools developed in this book provide practical and detailed guidance for implementing and embedding CC and managing corporate legitimacy. It will be essential reading for practitioners looking for ways to legitimize their engagement with societal issues and for academics considering how we can better measure the engagement of business with CC.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Author: Mark S. Schwartz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351948401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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The essays in this volume examine the emergence of the concept of corporate social responsibility, and the uses that have been made of the language of corporate responsibility to explore the business/society relationship. The first section traces the emergence of the concept of corporate social responsibility as a way of understanding and framing the business/society relationship. Section two of the volume looks at "Definitions and ethical justifications" with a view to exploring current discussions of the nature, scope and source of the social responsibilities of corporations. Section three, "CSR and Management: Critical Reflections", explores the integration of CSR theories and justifications into business management and business management theories. Articles in the final section of the volume apply the concept of corporate social responsibility, and the theoretical frameworks and analytical tools to which it has given rise, to the examination and resolution of specific social issues arising out of the economic activities of corporations.

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Manufacturing and Services Sectors

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Manufacturing and Services Sectors

Author: Paulina Golinska-Dawson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642338519

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 278

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an important element in creating competitive advantages for enterprises in different sectors. The authors guide readers through the different cases studies in order to present the benchmarking of international standards and CSR initiatives, as well as CSR performance evaluation practices. This book aims to identify current problems that can arise during CSR implementation in manufacturing and services companies. Moreover some best practice examples suitable for the introduction of CSR in the small and medium size companies will be described. The authors show how different stakeholders can benefit from sustainable resource management and pro-social behaviors. This book will be a valuable resource for both academics and practitioners who want to deepen their knowledge of CSR. This scientific monograph has been doubled blind reviewed.

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action

Author: Frank den Hond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0754647218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

View: 363

In this volume, the authors focus on different aspects of managing CSR in action to capture differences between discourse and practice. By examining the question from three angles - talking about CSR, doing CSR and measuring CSR - they attempt to make sense of the difference between practice and reality.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance

Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance

Author: Panagiotis Dimitropoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000553796

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 294

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has developed into a crucial corporate and organizational issue around the world. It has been incorporated into various sectors and countries, and includes many types of activities and dimensions. It is a common notion that organizations are more inclined today to broaden and shift their performance focus from short-term goals towards long-term social, environmental, and value-added perspectives. Under the framework of corporate governance, organizations and companies are motivated to promote fairness, transparency, ethics, and accountability in their transactions, while concurrently maintaining enhanced standards of governance. This means that organizations and corporations must align their activities with community aspirations which is an issue falling within the sphere of CSR. Increased attention has been placed on the organizations regarding their approach towards the needs of various stakeholders. However, a crucial issue that this book attempts to address is the association, intersection, and inter-relationship between governance and CSR within the EU region, which are not adequately established in the existing literature. The book will show that governance and CSR are highly connected. With the purpose of studying the association of CSR with legal, managerial and empirical aspects of governance in corporations and not-for-profit organizations, in various sectors of the economy, the book also intends to provide useful policy implications, as well as to offer constructive directions for future research. This book will be of value to researchers, academics, practitioners, policymakers, and students in the fields of CRS and governance, organizational theory, marketing management, business ethics and human resource management.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Managing and implementing corporate social responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility: Managing and implementing corporate social responsibility

Author: Andrew Crane

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000064833002

Category: Business ethics

Page: 356

View: 181

Over the last four decades corporate social responsibility (CSR) has acquired distinctive organizational status and become the subject of an increasing number of social and environmental policies. This development has been reflected by an outpouring of literature that focuses on CSR and constitutes a distinct area of business education and research. This major work carefully and constructively brings together seminal articles to provide a comprehensive overview of the burgeoning interdisciplinary and international scholarly writing in the field. Papers will cover the following areas: Volume I: Theories and Concepts of CSR -- providing a comprehensive grounding in the conceptual and normative CSR literature. Volume II: Managing and Implementing CSR -- provides a thorough overview of CSR as a practical phenomenon. Volume III: CSR in Global Context -- provides an integrated international perspective on CSR theory and practice