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Key Concepts in Corporate Social Responsibility

Key Concepts in Corporate Social Responsibility

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Business Ethics

January 2011 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Introducing the key concepts in corporate social responsibility, the authors bring together the essential issues relevant to the responsible management of businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government.


With detailed coverage and cross-referencing for each concept and over 50 concepts introduced, this guide to both the theory and implementation of CSR and sustainability, provides an indispensable reference for any student of the subject.


Key concepts include: accountability; business ethics; corporate citizenship; corporate environmental reporting; definitions of CSR; ethical consumerism; human rights; NGOs; risk management; stakeholder theory and sustainable development.

Agency Theory
Business at the Bottom of the Pyramid
Business Case for CSR
Business Ethics
Business Networks
Civil Society
Codes of Conduct
Community Relations
Complexity Theory
Corporate Accountability
Corporate Citizenship
Corporate Responsibility Reporting
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Sustainability
Corporate Sustainability Strategies
Employee Engagement
Employee Health and Safety
Environmental Discourses
Environmental Policy Tools
Ethical Consumerism
Fair Trade
Green Marketing
Human Rights
Intergenerational Equity
Intragenerational Equity
Performance Evaluation and Measurement
Pollution and Waste Management
Product Stewardship
Resource-Based View
Responsible Leadership
Risk Management
Social and Societal Marketing
Social Capital
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Partnerships
Socially Responsible Investment
Stakeholder Theory
Sustainable Development
Systems Approaches
Triple Bottom Line
Voluntary Regulation

This book has become extremely useful and it will be recommended as essential reading for all students undertaking CSR courses

Dr Duncan Connors
Buckingham Business School, Buckingham University
August 24, 2012

This is a very useful book to supplement core textbooks and journals. It is concise and provides a good foundation for key concepts in CSR, complementing other, more conceptual material

Dr Sigrun Wagner
School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London
June 26, 2012

Excellent book which addresses some very interesting topics which the students found very helpfull

Mr Peter Pelham
Business Administration , University of West London
May 18, 2012

Selected a different text that was more robust in its coverage

Dr Sharon Johnson
Business Economics Dept, Charleston Southern University
December 8, 2011

A valuable resource that presents an overview of the core concepts of CSR.

Mr Dave Bamber
Business & Management, Liverpool Hope University
December 5, 2011

Great additional reading to support the key text on this module, specifically for undergraduates

Dr Pamela Robinson
International Management , University of Birmingham
November 10, 2011

A very useful reference book for all levels. Will be particulalry helpful for overseas students (who do not have English as their first language) to have alongside text books such as Crane and Matten to explain unfamiliar terminology.

Mrs Chris Grant
BCT - International Team, University of Bolton
August 23, 2011

I use this text as an effective guide for my MBA students who are writing their dissertations on aspects of CSR. It is concise and extremely helpful in enabling them to gain a quick overview of the subject.
I have about 8 or 10 annually who research this topic.

Mr Christopher Firth
Business School, Oxford Brookes University
August 3, 2011

Fabulous pocket sized book that students can dip into and out of for bite sized support in understanding key concepts

Mrs Hilary Bishop
School of Business and Law, Liverpool John Moores UNiversity
July 21, 2011

Students will find its explanations useful in preparing for exams or clarifying concept. As such it supplements more complete text.

Dr Donald Nordberg
Westminster Business School, University of Westminster
March 13, 2011

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