Corporate Responsibility Standards

CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND BUSINESS ETHICS, pp. 263-284, M. Painter-Morland, R. Ten Bos, eds., Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press

21 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2012  

Andreas Rasche

Copenhagen Business School

Date Written: July 1, 2011

Abstract

This paper discusses so-called corporate responsibility standards (e.g., the Global Reporting Initiative and Social Accountability 8000) from the perspective of post-structuralist philosophy, in particular Derridian thinking. I introduce these different initiatives and contrast them against each other. Next, I offer a discussion of their limits in general, and their paradoxical nature in particular. I conclude with a variety of practical recommendation suggesting that, while corporate responsibility standards can potentially offer good managerial guidance they are also flawed in a variety of ways.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility, sustainability, Derrida, global reporting Initiative, SA 8000, global compact

Suggested Citation

Rasche, Andreas, Corporate Responsibility Standards (July 1, 2011). CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY AND BUSINESS ETHICS, pp. 263-284, M. Painter-Morland, R. Ten Bos, eds., Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2064962

Andreas Rasche (Contact Author)

Copenhagen Business School ( email )

Solbjerg Plads 3
Frederiksberg C, DK - 2000
Denmark

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