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
Date Written: 2008
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
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