Corporate Social Responsibility in a Global Context
Chapter in: Crane, A., Matten, D., and Spence, L.J., 'Corporate Social Responsibility: Readings and Cases in a Global Context', 2/e. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 3-26
24 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2013 Last revised: 13 Sep 2013
Date Written: September 1, 2013
This is chapter one from the second edition of the textbook Corporate Social Responsibility: Readings and Cases in a 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, globalization, multinational
JEL Classification: M14
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