- Copyright Page
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- 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
Social and environmental problems are increasingly being addressed by for-profit organizations. Yet for-profit organizations’ efforts to help solve social and environmental problems, prominently including corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, are often studied not to determine their effectiveness in helping their intended beneficiaries, but instead to ascertain their effects on organizations’ financial bottom line. To help overcome this failing in the literature, this chapter discusses the importance of evaluating the effectiveness of CSR initiatives in addressing social and environmental issues. Because CSR initiatives are akin to forms of humanitarian assistance, best-practice principles from the field of humanitarian aid are used to develop a model that represents what a CSR initiative will need to do to be successful in helping its intended beneficiaries. Based upon this model, recommendations are made for what broad types of CSR initiatives appear most likely to benefit their intended beneficiaries.
Alexander Glösenberg, Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship, Loyola Marymount University
Lori Foster, Professor of Psychology, North Carolina State University
Stuart Carr, Professor of Psychology, Massey University
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