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Beyond the Brave New World: Business for Sustainability  

John R. Ehrenfeld

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This article concentrates on creating sustainability that is already becoming central to business strategy formation and implementation. It is believed that business will be shaped by a ... More

Business, Society, and the Environment  

James E. Post

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This article addresses how the relationship between business, society and the environment has evolved, with each system affecting the others. It reviews the effort to shift from a ... More

Community Co-operatives and Co-operatives Providing Public Services: facts and prospects  

Pier Angelo Mori

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Mar 2017
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Nov 2017
The community co-operatives that are spreading today in many parts of the world are the arrival point of an evolutionary process that has seen the progressive shift of co-operatives’ focus ... More

Consumers as Drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility  

N. Craig Smith

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article surveys the potential and limits of consumers in demanding socially responsible behavior through their decisions at the checkout. Corporate responsibility (CR) has never been ... More

Corporate Social Responsibility: Deep Roots, Flourishing Growth, Promising Future  

William C. Frederick

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article argues that prospects for corporate social responsibility (CSR) are anchored in its early beginnings, in its ever-expanding acceptance as a legitimate business practice, and ... More

Critical Theory and Corporate Social Responsibility: Can/Should We Get Beyond Cynical Reasoning?  

Timothy R. Kuhn and Stanley Deetz

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article examines corporate social responsibility (CSR) from the angle of critical theory. It begins by arguing that values shape corporate decisions in three general ways: managerial ... More

Educating for Responsible Management  

Duane Windsor

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article reviews theories of management education and current coverage of corporate social responsibility (CSR) concepts in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. It then examines ... More

The Emerging Field of Internet Governance  

Laura DeNardis

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Jan 2013
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Mar 2013
This chapter demonstrates the significance of the emerging field of Internet governance, highlighting issues over standards, names and numbers, and net neutrality, which are unfolding in a ... More

Future Perspectives of Corporate Social Responsibility: Where we are Coming from? Where are we Heading?  

Ulrich Steger

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This contribution not only tries to place the current debate in the context of developments over the last twenty-five years, but also exhorts academics to design less ‘holistic’ concepts ... More

Labor Movements and Mobilization  

John Kelly

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May 2006
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Sep 2009
This article examines evidence about contemporary work and workers and then moves on to examine worker attitudes and responses towards management and trade unions. Evidence is drawn from ... More

Looking Back, Thinking Forward: Distinguishing Between Weak and Strong Sustainability  

Nigel Roome

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This article characterizes two distinct perspectives in the field of business and environment—weak and strong sustainability. It specifically investigates the distinction between corporate ... More

Megaproject Decision Making and Management: Ethical and Political Issues  

Hugo Priemus and Bert van Wee

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
This chapter focuses on ethical and political aspects of megaproject decision making and management. More specifically, it focuses on ethical aspects of the impacts of megaprojects on ... More

Much Ado about Nothing: A Conceptual Critique of Corporate Social Responsibility  

J. (Hans) van Oosterhout and Pursey P. M. A. R. Heugens

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article refutes the underlying conceptual need for corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the first place. All told, these critiques offer some serious challenges to the CSR field, ... More

Organizations and the Natural Environment  

Tim Newton

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Jan 2011
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Sep 2009
Given the current strength of media concern with climate change, it is perhaps surprising that this issue has remained somewhat tangential to writers within critical and mainstream ... More

Ports and Ladders: The Nature and Relevance of Internal Labor Markets in a Changing World  

Paul Osterman and M. Diane Burton

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May 2006
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Sep 2009
Many believe that the nature of careers has changed dramatically in the past twenty years. One scholar writes that internal labor markets have been ‘demolished’, while a human resources ... More

Principals and Agents: Further Thoughts on the Friedmanite Critique of Corporate Social Responsibility  

José Salazar and Bryan W. Husted

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
Friedman's original critique of corporate social responsibility (CSR) remains one of the most important in the CSR literature. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that Friedman ... More

Regulatory Rationales Beyond the Economic: In Search of the Public Interest  

Mike Feintuck

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2010
This article contends that regulation in certain fields should incorporate and give emphasis to values beyond those of market economics. It is argued here that the frame of reference of ... More

The Relevance of the Natural Environment for Corporate Social Responsibility Research  

Krista Bondy and Dirk Matten

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This article covers different theoretical strands in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) literature that is particularly relevant in investigating the relationship between business ... More

Rethinking Corporate Social Responsibility and the Role of the Firm—On the Denial of Politics  

Gerard Hanlon

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article argues that corporate social responsibility (CSR) does not represent a challenge to business. On the contrary, it suggests that CSR represents a further embedding of ... More

Social Movements, Business, and the Environment  

Klaus Weber and Sara B. Soderstrom

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This article reviews the historical significance of the environmental movement for corporate environmental practices. It investigates the basic processes and mechanisms that lead from the ... More

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