The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility
Steven K. May, George Cheney, Juliet Roper
Oxford University Press, Apr 19, 2007 - Business & Economics - 512 pages
Should business strive to be socially responsible, and if so, how? The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility updates and broadens the discussion of these questions by bringing together in one volume a variety of practical and theoretical perspectives on corporate social responsibility. It is perhaps the single most comprehensive volume available on the question of just how "social" business ought to be. The volume includes contributions from the fields of communication, business, law, sociology, political science, economics, accounting, and environmental studies. Moreover, it draws from experiences and examples from around the world, including but not limited to recent corporate scandals and controversies in the U.S. and Europe. A number of the chapters examine closely the basic assumptions underlying the philosophy of socially responsible business. Other chapters speak to the practical challenges and possibilities for corporate social responsiblilty in the twenty-first century. One of the most distinctive features of the book is its coverage of the very ways that the issue of corporate social responsibility has been defined, shaped, and discussed in the past four decades. That is, the editors and many of the authors are attuned to the persuasive strategies and formulations used to talk about socially responsible business, and demonstrate why the talk matters. For example, the book offers a careful analysis of how certain values have become associated with the business enterprise and how particular economic and political positions have been established by and for business. This book will be of great interest to scholars, business leaders, graduate students, and others interested in the contours of the debate over what role large-scale corporate commerce should take in the future of the industrialized world.
She has taught and studied environmental sustainability as it pertains to organizations. She is a past president of Western Communication Association, ...
Her research interests include environmental politics and policy, ... She is the author of Engendering the Environment: Gender in the World Bank's ...
... focuses on the organizational dimensions of the environmental policy domain, ... and Proceedings of the Conference on Communication & the Environment.
Some see the absence of “environmental” in the CSR set as a drawback (see ... same resources (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987).
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The difference between corporate governance and corporate social responsibility pg 267
The debate over corporate social responsibility by Steve Kent May, George Cheney, Juliet Roper pg 267 CR provides best hope addressing the problems of our times and providing a synergistic relation between csr & economic valibility . But different reforms provides different hopes and possibilities