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Empowering Organizations through Corporate Social Responsibility

Book Description

The impact of businesses on a country’s economy extends beyond just the monetary effects of the company. The ethical standard to which a business upholds itself can have a crucial impact on the development of a country’s economy. Empowering Organizations through Corporate Social Responsibility addresses the implementation of businesses’ ethical standards in both emerging and advanced economies, interpreting the social impact of this issue in a global context. Highlighting case studies, interdisciplinary perspectives, and strategies in business management, this book is a pivotal reference source for academics, researchers, post-graduate students, and professionals concerned with the development of the business sector.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  7. Preface
    1. OBJECTIVES OF THE BOOK
    2. STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK
    3. CONCLUSION
    4. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Introduction
  10. Section 1: Corporate Social Responsibility and Its Relationship with Culture
    1. Chapter 1: Developing Corporate Social Responsibility Projects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: KEY THEORETICAL CONCEPTS AND EMPIRICAL FINDINGS IN CSR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
      4. PROBING CSR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH STUDY
      5. CSR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: INSIGHTS FROM ‘BEHIND CLOSED DOORS’
      6. AN EMPIRICAL CSR PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS MODEL
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Workplace Culture as a Driver for Social Change
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 3: Perception of Corporate Social Responsibility by the Employees
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGICAL NOTES
      4. CASE STUDIES
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Corporate Social Responsibility in the West (U.S. and West Europe) vs. East (China)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE WAY ORGANIZATIONS ACT ACCORDING TO CSR
      4. CSR AND SUSTAINABILITY
      5. HOW TO INCREASE CSR ACTIVITIES
      6. WHY DOES CSR NOT WORK AS WELL IN CHINA AS IT DOES IN THE WEST?
      7. THE CONTRIBUTION OF TRADE UNIONS TO CSR
      8. THE INFLUENCE OF EMPLOYEES ON CSR MOTIVATION
      9. THE DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC INTEGRITY IN CHINA ENCOURAGES CSR ACTIVITIES
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 2: Corporate Social Responsibility: Regulations and Theories
    1. Chapter 6: Ethical Outsourcing and the Act of Acting Together
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. THE FORGETTING OF CSR RESULTS IN AN ENFORCEMENT VACUUM, WHICH CAN BE BRIDGED
      6. BILATERAL CONTRACTS SEEM TO FACILITATE IRRESPONSIBLE OUTSOURCING
      7. A CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP EMBRACING AN ACT OF ACTING TOGETHER
      8. RECOMMENDATION: EMPOWERING ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH THE ACT OF ACTING TOGETHER
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Protecting Traditional Knowledge Associated with Genetic Resources by Corporate Social Responsibility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
      4. PROTECTING TK ASSOCIATED WITH GRs BY THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPRs) REGIME
      5. THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS’ RESPONSES FOR PROTECTING TK ASSOCIATED WITH GRs
      6. PPPs AND CSR
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 8: Putting Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at the Center of Capitalism through Better Valuation of Stakeholder Concerns
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    4. Chapter 9: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL ASSUMPTIONS: A SHORT COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF TWO MEAN CSR THEORIES OF FRIEDMAN AND FREEMAN
      4. EVOLUTION OF CSR, FOCUSING ON NEW SUSTAINABLE MODELS: STUDY AND ANALYSIS OF MEAN DOCUMENTS WRITTEN TOWARDS HORIZON 2020
      5. NORMATIVE ASPECTS: WHAT, AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL, DETERMINES THE DIFFERENT CSR APPROACHES
      6. CONCLUSION: FROM GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT TO GROSS INTERNAL HAPPINESS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 10: Corporate Social Responsibility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. FINDINGS
      6. CONCEPTUAL MODELS OF RELATIONS BETWEEN SOCIAL SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 11: Analyzing CSR's Expectation Gap through the World System Differential
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THREE SECTORS, THREE PERSPECTIVES
      4. THREE TO ONE: THE WORLD SYSTEM DIFFERENTIAL
      5. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD SYSTEM DIFFERENTIAL
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
  12. Section 3: Corporate Social Responsibility and Its Relationship with Business Ethics
    1. Chapter 12: Insourcing of IT Workers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF IT PERSONNEL EMPLOYMENT IN ISRAELI GOVERNMENTAL OFFICES
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 13: Corporate Social Responsibility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Section 4: Corporate Social Responsibility:
Some Case Studies
    1. Chapter 14: Branding as a Tool for CSR
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ILLUSTRATING RESPONSIBLE BRANDING WITH TWO CASES
      5. CASES
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 15: In Search of the Good Dam
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT IN THE MEKONG RIVER BASIN
      4. CSR AND HYDROPOWER
      5. WHERE IS CSR?
      6. STANDING APART
      7. SHADOW CSR
      8. THE EQUATOR PRINCIPLES
      9. DRIVERS
      10. THE CHINA FACTOR
      11. CONCLUSION: A ROLE FOR CSR IN MEKONG HYDROPOWER DEVELOPMENT
      12. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      13. REFERENCES
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 16: Corporate Sustainability Programs and Reporting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING AS PROCESS
      4. THE STARBUCKS CASE
      5. SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, AND DISCUSSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors