Corporate Social Responsibility as a Field of Scholarship

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, VOLUMES I, II & III, Andrew Crane, Dirk Matten, London: Sage, 2007

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Andrew Crane

University of Bath - School of Management

Dirk Matten

York University - Schulich School of Business

Date Written: July 1, 2007

Abstract

This paper presents an overview of corporate social responsibility as a field of scholarship. It describes some of the definitional debates in the literature and explores some of the ambiguities associated with a field in a state of emergence such as CSR. Finally it describes our attempt to map the field into meaningful categories. It was published as chapter one in the three volume "Major Work" on Corporate Social Responsibility, edited by Andrew Crane and Dirk Matten and published in 2007 by Sage.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility, theory, definitions, globalization

Suggested Citation

Crane, Andrew and Matten, Dirk, Corporate Social Responsibility as a Field of Scholarship (July 1, 2007). CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, VOLUMES I, II & III, Andrew Crane, Dirk Matten, London: Sage, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1865404

Andrew Crane (Contact Author)

University of Bath - School of Management ( email )

Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY
United Kingdom

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Dirk Matten

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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