Is corporate social responsibility always a function of good management?

Soydan, Soylu ORCID logoORCID: and Azizzadeh, Satkeen ORCID logoORCID: (2018) Is corporate social responsibility always a function of good management? Academy of Management Proceedings. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018, 10-14 Aug 2018, Chicago, Illinois, USA. . [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2018.11219abstract)

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The debate on the relationship between business and society is an issue of practical importance and theoretical interest. This paper discusses the perspectives on the social responsibilities of organisations to indicate the diversity of approaches to the legitimacy and the boundaries of corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Classical Theories of Social Responsibility, The Stakeholder Theory, The Social Demandingness Theory, and The Social Activist Theory are critiqued. Finally, major arguments behind the social responsibility theories are discussed and an ethical relativism framework is proposed to assess the morality and the legitimacy of CSR practices. Keywords: Corporate social responsibility; philantrophy; relativism; management; stakeholder

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Academy of Management Proceedings, Vol. 2018, No. 1
Print: 0065-0668
Electronic: 2151-6561

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Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 25723
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Depositing User: Soydan Soylu
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 10:58
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2021 20:33

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