The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

  • 12h 39m 20s
  • Camilla Maclean (eds), Colin Crouch
  • Gildan Media
  • 2019

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 at the global level, CSR also raises issues for political science, public policy, and the world of politics as a whole.

In this volume, the authors consider what defines a "responsible" corporation, examining such debates as: the implications of corporations setting standards for such matters as products and labor conditions, and thus playing more than a market role in the global economy; how the concept of corporate citizenship 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 the global economy.

Bringing 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.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. Introduction: The Economic, Political, and Ethical Challenges of Corporate Social Responsibility
  • 2. How Serious is CSR? A Critical Perspective
  • 3. Past, Present, and Future Corporate Responsibility: Achievements and Aspirations
  • 4. How Serious is CSR? A Corporate Perspective from IBM
  • 5. Corporate Responsibility for Pharmaceutical Corporations
  • 6. The Responsible Corporation: Regulating the Supply Chain
  • 7. CSR: A New Form of Social Regulation for Labour Relations within Transnational Companies
  • 8. The Governance of Global Supply Chains
  • 9. Promoting CSR Through the United Nations: Developmental and Governance Implications
  • 10. Corporations and Citizenship in New Institutions of Global Governance
  • 11. Globalizing Corporate Citizenship: Political and Theoretical Considerations
  • 12. Governing Value Creation: New Policy and Organizational Approaches for the Global Economy