Corporate Social Responsibility: In Global Context

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: READINGS AND CASES IN GLOBAL CONTEXT, pp. 3-20, Routledge, 2008

23 Pages Posted: 30 Aug 2010 Last revised: 2 Sep 2010

Andrew Crane

University of Bath - School of Management

Dirk Matten

York University - Schulich School of Business

Laura J. Spence

University of London - Royal Holloway College

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

This is chapter one from the textbook Corporate Social Responsibility: Readings and Cases in Global Context written by Crane, Matten and Spence. It presents a comprehensive introduction to corporate social responsibility, including its rise to prominence, definition, and manifestation in different organizational and national contexts. A framework of six core characteristics of the CSR concept is introduced in order to provide clarity to a much contested and controversial subject.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility, stakeholders, externalities, values, philanthropy

Suggested Citation

Crane, Andrew and Matten, Dirk and Spence, Laura J., Corporate Social Responsibility: In Global Context (2008). CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: READINGS AND CASES IN GLOBAL CONTEXT, pp. 3-20, Routledge, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1667081

Andrew Crane (Contact Author)

University of Bath - School of Management ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/andrew-crane.html

Dirk Matten

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

Laura J. Spence

University of London - Royal Holloway College ( email )

Egham
Surrey, TW20 0EX
United Kingdom

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