Is corporate social responsibility always a function of good management?: an ethical relativism perspective

Soylu, Soydan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0998-1728 and Azizzadeh, Satkeen ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7783-3674 (2014) Is corporate social responsibility always a function of good management?: an ethical relativism perspective. In: 30th EGOS Colloquium, European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), 03-05 Jul 2014, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands. . [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords (uncontrolled): Corporate social responsibility; philantrophy; relativism; management; stakeholder
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Item ID: 31052
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Depositing User: Satkeen Azizzadeh
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2020 12:25
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2021 10:26
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31052

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