Offices of Corporate Stewardship
C. S. Herrman
November 23, 2008
Stewardship is defined and considered in the context of offices and cultural typology. Five specific offices inherent to corporate organization and function, as well as four "ideologies" of corporate purpose, are discussed within the stewardship framework. A Goldman Sachs study of corporate governance and environmental and social responsibility is examined with implications for stewardship, practiced and labeled for what it is, and not as charity or philanthropy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: stewardship, corporations, cultural typology, legal theory, honor, dignity
JEL Classification: B12, B19, D71, L21
Date posted: November 24, 2008 ; Last revised: September 21, 2010