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Corporate Social Irresponsibility: A Challenging Concept Vol: 4

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29 Nov 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
341 pages - 156 x 234 x 33mm
Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability


Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become an increasingly heated topic since the 1980s. But there are severe limitations with the concept of CSR and the effectiveness of CSR practices. Addressing such limitations, this volume proposes that the concept of Corporate Social Irresponsibility (CSI) offers a better theoretical platform to avoid the vagueness, ambiguity, arbitrariness and mysticism of CSR. It challenges conventional modes of thinking, unveils the CSR mask of business practices and redirects public attention to the core issues of CSR. This collective work sets up an initial theoretical framework for the subject of CSI and examines the fundamental reasons for irresponsibility in and beyond a corporate context. Rooted in theory and practice it seeks to understand how boundaries of CSR and CSI have been constructed in society, and explores some systemic and structural issues of CSI in practice.
List of Tables. List of Figures. List of Contributors. Editorial Advisory and Review Board. About the Editors. About the Authors. Acknowledgements. The Challenging Concept of Corporate Social Irresponsibility: An Introduction. What CSR is not: Corporate Social Irresponsibility. A Rather Delicious Paradox: Social Responsibility and the Manufacture of Armaments. The Structural Contradictions and Constraints on Corporate Social Responsibility: Challenges for Corporate Social Irresponsibility. The Janus Dialectic of Corporate Social Irresponsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility – The Role of Micro-Moments. Economic Rationality and Corporate Social Irresponsibility: An Illustrative Review of Social Capital Theory. Rating Agencies as a Corporate Governance Mechanism: Power and Trust Production in Debt Capital Markets. Organisations Behaving Badly – The Role of Communication in Understanding CSI and CSR. Reconstructing Stakeholder Relationships Using ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ as a Response Strategy to Cases of Corporate Irresponsibility: The Case of the 2010 BP Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Structural Dynamics of Corporate Social Irresponsibility: The Case of the Canadian Mining Industry. The Community Obligations of Canadian Oil Companies: A Case Study of Talisman in the Sudan. Impact of Corporate Social Irresponsibility on the Corporate Image and Reputation of Multinational Oil Corporations in Nigeria. The Irresponsible Enterprise: The Ethics of Corporate Downsizing. Corporate Social Irresponsibility: A Challenging Concept. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability. Copyright page.

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