CSR has now moved beyond the stage of specialist or niche subject to become an integral part of global business and society. This timely edition is destined to become the definitive guide to CSR, Sustainability, Business Ethics and the organizations and standards in the field. The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility is a unique publication and is the culmination of over a hundred of the world’s leading thinkers, opinion formers, academic and business people providing an easy-to-use guide to CSR: from general concepts such as sustainability, stakeholder management, business ethics and human rights to more specific topics such as carbon trading, microfinance, biodiversity, the Base of ...
The fourth edition of Business Ethics explores throughout the text, in the context of business ethics, the three major challenges that businesses face when making ethical decisions:� Globalization� Sustainability� Corporate citizenship. Crane and Matten provides a truly global approach with a strong European perspective as well as examples from emerging economies and all around the world.The text's accessible style and easy-to-follow narrative ensure it is engaging for students new to the subject. The text features excellent case studies and unique pedagogical features that show how theory relates to real-life practice, including Ethics on Screen, Ethics Online and Ethics in Action. It...
It is widely accepted that corporations have economic, legal, and even social roles. Yet the political role of corporations has yet to be fully appreciated. Corporations and Citizenship serves as a corrective by employing the concept of citizenship in order to make sense of the political dimensions of corporations. Citizenship offers a way of thinking about roles and responsibilities among members of polities and between these members and their governing institutions. Crane, Matten and Moon provide a rich and multi-faceted picture that explores three relations of citizenship – corporations as citizens, corporations as governors of citizenship, and corporations as arenas of citizenship for stakeholders – as well as three contemporary reconfigurations of citizenship – cultural (identity-based), ecological, and cosmopolitan citizenship. The book revolutionizes not only our understanding of corporations but also of citizenship as a principle of allocating power and responsibility in a political community.
Corporate Citizenship (CC) has emerged as a widely used way of describing the role of business in wider society. As such, CC has been popular with academics, business leaders and politicians alike, as it locates the private corporation within a network of mutual responsibilities and obligations in their social environment. This collection takes stock of the debate by tracing back its origin, identifying the key topics and delineating the key controversies. The volume locates the discussion on corporate citizenship in a wider turn towards the political within the ongoing discussion on the role of business in society. In doing so, the individual chapters feature key contributions by the thought leaders in the field and provide an overview of the ongoing developments in the field, in particular at the transnational level. With an original introduction by the editors, this collection will be an invaluable tool for students, researchers and practitioners with an interest in the field of corporate citizenship.
CSR encompasses broad questions about the changing relationship between business, society, and government. An authoritative review of the academic research that has both prompted, and responded to, these issues, the text provides clear thinking and perspectives on CSR and the debates around it.
As problems such as corruption, financial scandals, food safety, human rights and pollution continue to hit the headlines, business ethics are becoming increasingly central to the global economy. In the four volumes of New Directions in Business Ethics, Andy Crane and Dirk Matten, two of the leading international figures in the field, bring together the most critical and up-to-date academic research in business ethics as it continues to proliferate in new and exciting directions.
Over the last four decades Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has acquired distinctive organisational 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 - providing a thorough overview of CSR as a practical phenomenon Volume III: CSR in Global Context - providing an integrated international perspective on CSR theory and practice
Authoritative editor introductions provide accessible entry points to the subjects covered - an approach which is particularly suited to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate teaching that emphasises a research-led approach. New case studies are integrated throughout the text to enable students to think and analyze the subject from every angle. The entire textbook reflects the global nature of CSR as a discipline and further pedagogical features include chapter learning outcomes; study questions; 'challenges for practice' boxes and additional 'further reading' features at the end of each chapter.