- Copyright Page
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- List of Contributors
- New Developments in the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility
- The Psychology of CSR
- Good Intentions are Not Enough: Applying Best Practices from Humanitarian Aid to Evaluate Corporate Social Responsibility
- Corporate Social Responsibility and Meaningful Work
- Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility: Exploring the Potential Connections between Top Management Team/Board Diversity, CSR, and Workforce Diversity
- Responsible Business and Individual Differences: Employee Externally-Directed Citizenship and Green Behaviors
- Corporate Volunteering: Who Really Wins?
- Corporate Social Irresponsibility in Spite of Efforts to Act Responsibly: The Nature, Measurement, and Contextual Antecedents of CSR and CSiR by Organizations
- When CSR Backfires: Understanding Stakeholders’ Negative Responses to Corporate Social Responsibility
- Environmental Responsibility: Theoretical Perspective
- CSR and Environmental Law: Concepts, Intersections, and Limitations
- Environmental Management and Strategy
- On the Links between Corporate Environmental and Financial Performance: Camera or Mirror?
- New Roles for Business: Responsible Innovators for a Sustainable Future
- Social Entrepreneurship: Prospects for the Study of Market-Based Activity and Social Change
- Corporate Responsibility and the Base of the Pyramid Proposition
- Bringing Together the Big and the Small: Multinational Corporation Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility and Entrepreneurship in Africa
- Entrepreneurship <i>by</i> and <i>for</i> Disadvantaged Populations: Global Evidence
- Stakeholder Management: A Managerial Perspective
- The Consequences of Mandatory Corporate Sustainability Reporting
- Profit-with-Purpose Corporations: An Innovation in Corporate Law to Meet Contemporary CSR Challenges
- Redefining the Strategy Field in the Age of Sustainability
- A Researcher’s Guide to Business and Society Archival Datasets
- Mightier than the Sword: How Activists Use Rhetoric to Facilitate Perception Change in Industries
- Institutions and Corporate Social Responsibility
- Social Movements and Corporate Social Responsibility: From Contention to Engagement
- Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets
Abstract and Keywords
We address social responsibility through the lens of entrepreneurship. We first describe difficulties faced by specific disadvantaged populations, such as women, minorities, immigrants, and people with disabilities. We then describe how models used by social enterprises—that is, non-profit and for-profit ventures with a primary goal of helping a disadvantaged group—can help. Social responsibility is at the core of social enterprises that provide services and products for the disadvantaged, while entrepreneurship within disadvantaged populations is an often overlooked element in the discussion of CSR and entrepreneurship. Though they may not have explicitly altruistic goals, members of disadvantaged populations engaging in self-employment and micro-enterprises use their work to offset disadvantage, which is implicitly socially responsible. This inclusive view of entrepreneurship by the disadvantaged, combined with the unconflicted CSR of entrepreneurship for the disadvantaged, provides a basis for researching entrepreneurship that is more concerned with positive outcomes than negative barriers.
Maija Renko, Associate Professor, Department of Managerial Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago
Michael J. Freeman, Illinois Institute of Technology
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