Corporate Social Responsibility, Democracy, and the Politicization of the Corporation

Academy of Management Review, Vol. 33, pp. 773-775, 2008

7 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2008

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Guido Palazzo

University of Lausanne

Andreas Georg Scherer

University of Zurich - IBW Department of Business Administration

Abstract

The article refers to research by Stephen Barley (2007) and replies to criticism by Peter Edward and Hugh Willmott concerning the authors' own research on the political aspects of corporate social responsibility. The Barley study suggests that business's influence on politics can negatively impact representative democracy. The reply comments on private- and public-sector cooperation, economic theory that separates the sectors' respective activities, conditions that maintain legitimacy for the social institutions of business and government, and voluntary philanthropy.

Suggested Citation

Palazzo, Guido and Scherer, Andreas Georg, Corporate Social Responsibility, Democracy, and the Politicization of the Corporation. Academy of Management Review, Vol. 33, pp. 773-775, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1280883

Guido Palazzo

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