Governance and Sustainability: International Perspectives

  • 6h 19m
  • David Crowther, Shahla Seifi
  • Springer
  • 2020

This book explores the concepts of sustainability and governance in relation to the governance of corporations – hence the ubiquity of the term corporate governance – and other bodies. It examines how these concepts are regularly used by politicians and by the media. The two concepts are however largely treated as being separate and discrete, and given equal coverage. The argument in this book is that the two concepts are inter-related and that good governance is a prerequisite for sustainability. The focus of the book therefore is different from most, as it seeks to integrate these two important issues.

The approach used in this book is based on the tradition of the Social Responsibility Research Network – a worldwide body of scholars that, over its 20-year history, has sought to broaden the discourse and to treat all research as inter-related and business-relevant.

The book examines diverse aspects of the changes to corporate and institutional behaviour that have recently manifested by focusing on these two aspects of sustainable development. Thus, the authors explore engagement and partnership between organisations, in order to consider the extent to which the focus has changed so much that we need to think about new approaches to our understanding of sustainability and differing effects in practice. The international mix of authors makes this an original contribution, sharing some of the best ideas from around the world.

About the Authors

Professor David Crowther is President of the Social Responsibility Research Network and has organised all 25 of its international conferences. He is the Founding Editor of Social Responsibility Journal – the leading journal in this field. He has published 50 books and over 400 articles.

Shahla Seifi is based at the University of Derby, UK, and is Conferences Chair of the Social Responsibility Research Network. She has published several books and a number of articles.

Together they organised the 18th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 9th Corporate Governance Conference, held in Barcelos, Portugal. The papers included in the volume were selected from those presented at the conference.

In this Book

  • The Continuing Development of Governance—International Divergences
  • Incorporating CSR in Corporate Governance of Banking Institutions in a Challenging Institutional Context—A Case Study of Nigeria
  • Proposing CSR Provisions in Kuwaiti Legal Vision—A Middle-Ground Between UK and Indian Companies Law
  • Sustainable and Smart System—Rethinking Accounting and Taxation in Portugal
  • The Impact of Corporate Governance on Earnings Management of Portuguese Listed Firms
  • Legislating South African CSR Through Framework Legislation
  • Financial Integration—The Tunisian Context
  • CSR, Corporate Heritage Identity and Social Learning
  • Features of Functioning of Corporate Entrepreneurial Structures in Agribusiness of Belarus
  • Workplace Bullying—A Critical Look at Legal Protection in Brazil and Portugal
  • Influence of Gender Diversity of Boards and Gender of CEO on Financial Performance—The European Case
  • Ethics of Sugar Cane Farming and Crushing in Maharashtra
  • Review of CSR—Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives of the Top Three CPSE's—Central Public Sector Enterprises of India