Private, Public, or Both? How Companies Manage Their Quasi-Governmental Roles & Responsibilities
Notizie di Politeia, Vol. 27, No. 103, pp. 51-65, 2011
25 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2012
Date Written: September 18, 2011
This paper addresses some of the practical and theoretical challenges associated with the blurring of boundaries between the activities and responsibilities of corporations, governments, and civil society. Focusing on the changing role of the corporation in contemporary global political economy, the paper sets out some of the drivers, benefits and drawbacks of this role before discussing how scholarly research has sought to make sense of these shifts. The relevance of the concept of political responsibility strategies is discussed, and new insight into the nature, types and manifestations of these strategies is presented. The paper closes with some concluding remarks and some suggestions for further research.
Keywords: public responsibility, business and government, partnerships, corporate citizenship, political CSR
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