The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility

Paperback | November 1, 2009

EditorAndrew Crane, Abagail McWilliams, Dirk Matten

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Business schools, the media, the corporate sector, governments, and non-governmental organizations have all begun to pay more attention to issues of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in recent years. These issues encompass broad questions about the changing relationship between business,society and government, environmental issues, corporate governance, the social and ethical dimensions of management, globalization, stakeholder debates, shareholder and consumer activism, changing political systems and values, and the ways in which corporations can respond to new social imperatives.This Oxford Handbook is an authoritative review of the academic research that has both prompted, and responded to, these issues. Bringing together leading experts in the area, it provides clear thinking and new perspectives on CSR and the debates around it. The Handbook is divided into seven key sections: * Introduction,* Perspectives on CSR,* Critiques of CSR,* Actors and Drivers,* Managing CSR,* CSR in Global Context,* Future Perspectives and Conclusions.

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Business schools, the media, the corporate sector, governments, and non-governmental organizations have all begun to pay more attention to issues of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in recent years. These issues encompass broad questions about the changing relationship between business,society and government, environmental issues,...

Andrew Crane is the George R. Gardiner Professor of Business Ethics in the Schulich School of Business at York University. He has a PhD in Management from the University of Nottingham, and was previously Chair in Business Ethics and Director of the UK's first MBA in CSR in the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:608 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:November 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction1. Andrew Crane, Abagail McWilliams, Dirk Matten, Jeremy Moon, and Donald Siegel: The CSR AgendaSection II: Perspectives on CSR2. Archie B. Carroll: A History of Corporate Social Responsibility: Concepts and Practices3. Domenec Mele: Corporate Social Responsibility Theories4. Elizabeth C. Kurucz, Barry A. Colbert, and David Wheeler: The Business Case for CSR5. Marc Orlitzky: Corporate Social Performance and Financial Performance: A Research SynthesisSection III: Critiques of CSR6. Jose Salazar and Bryan W. Husted: Principals and Agents: Further Thoughts on the Friedmanite Critique of CSR7. Gerard Hanlon: Re-Thinking Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role of the Firm: On the Denial of Politics8. Timothy Kuhnand and Stanley Deetz: Critical Theory and CSR: Can/Should We Get Beyond Cynical Reasoning?9. J. (Hans) van Oosterhout and Pursey P. M. A. R. Heugens: Much Ado About Nothing: A Conceptual Critique of CSRSection IV: Actors and Drivers10. Diane Swanson: Top Managers as Drivers for CSR11. Lloyd Kurtz: Socially Responsible Investment and Shareholder Activism12. N. Craig Smith: Consumers as Drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility13. Jeremy Moon and David Vogel: CSR, Government, and Civil SocietySection V: Managing CSR14. Ann K. Buchholtz, Jill A. Brown, and Kareem M. Shabana: Corporate Governance and CSR15. Thomas W. Dunfee: Stakeholder Theory: Managing CSR in a Multiple Actor Context16. Andrew Millington: Responsibility in the Supply Chain17. David Owen and Brendan O'Dwyer: CSR: The Reporting and Assurance DimensionSection VI: CSR in Global Context18. Andreas Georg Scherer and Guido Palazzo: Globalization and Corporate Social Responsibility19. David L. Levy and Rami Kaplan: CSR and Theories of Global Governance: Strategic Contestation in Global Issue Arenas20. Cynthia A. Williams and Ruth V. Aguilera: Corporate Social Responsibility in a Comparative Perspective21. Wayne Visser: CSR in Developing CountriesSection VII: Future Perspectives and Conclusions22. Duane Windsor: Educating for Responsible Management23. William C. Frederick: Corporate Social Responsibility:Deep Roots, Flourishing Growth, Promising Future24. Alison Mackey, Tyson B. Mackey, and Jay B. Barney: Senior Management Preferences and Corporate Social Responsibility25. Thomas Donaldson: The Transatlantic Paradox: How Outdated Concepts Confuse the American/European Debate about Corporate Governance26. Peter Pruzan: Spirituality as a firm basis for CSR27. Ulrich Steger: Future Perspectives of CSR: Where are we coming from? Where are we heading?28. Andrew Crane, Abagail McWilliams, Dirk Matten, Jeremy Moon, and Donald Siegel: Conclusion

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"Probably the most impressive collection of (28) papers on the subject. Invaluable course material for any student of the subject, whether academic or practitioner." --Long Range Planning