The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Hardcover | January 4, 2012

EditorColin Crouch, Camilla Maclean

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No longer only the domain of corporate public relations, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has now become a serious concern for many firms and a major sphere of academic research. However, most strikingly, by encouraging corporations to play a role in economic governance, particularly atthe global level, CSR also raises issues for political science, public policy, and the world of politics as a whole.In this volume, authors consider what defines a 'responsible' corporation, examining such debates as: the implications of corporations setting standards for such matters as products and labour conditions, and thus playing more than a market role in the global economy; how the concept of corporatecitizenship has been applied to the role of firms in corporate responsibility initiatives and what this means in terms of rights and responsibilities, and for citizenship in general; and whether corporate responsibility is compatible with shareholder maximization, specifically in the context of theglobal economyBringing together academics and practitioners, this volume examines the increasingly important arena of global economic governance and the role played by major corporations from a diverse range of perspectives. It will be of particular interest to academics, researchers, and students of Business,Political Science, and other social sciences, as well as business practitioners interested in CSR.

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No longer only the domain of corporate public relations, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has now become a serious concern for many firms and a major sphere of academic research. However, most strikingly, by encouraging corporations to play a role in economic governance, particularly atthe global level, CSR also raises issues for ...

Colin Crouch is Professor at the Business School of Warwick University. He is also the External Scientific member of the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies at Cologne. Camilla Maclean currently teaches Governance and Public Management, Warwick Business School.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199592179

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Table of Contents

1. Camilla Maclean and Colin Crouch: Introduction2. Elaine Sternberg: How Serious is CSR? A Critical Perspective3. Celia Moore: How Serious is CSR? A Corporate Perspective from IBM4. Alyson Warhust: Past, Present, and Future Corporate Responsibility: Achievements and New Directions5. Klaus Leisinger: The UN Global Compact: ...As Good As Corporate Leaders Make It6. Adrienne Heritier, Anna Kristin Mueller-Debus, and Christian R. Thauer: The Firm as an Inspector: A Transaction Cost Explanation of Private Ordering7. Andre Sobczak: CSR: A New Form of Social Regulation for Labour Relations within Transnational Companies8. Antonio Tencati: The Governance of Global Supply Chains9. Peter Utting: CSR, Private Regulation, and International Development Policy10. Jeremy Moon, Andrew Crane, and Dirk Matten: Corporations and New Institutions of Global Governance11. Peter Newell and Eliza Gaffney: Corporate Citizenship: Making Theoretical and Political Sense of a Concept12. David Finegold, Mohammed Ali, and Anne-Laure Winkler: Governing Value Creation: New Models for the Global Economy