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Reframing Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis Vol: 1

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13 Dec 2010
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
321 pages - 156 x 234 x 33mm
Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability


Most people have believed that corporate social responsibility (CSR) played a significant role in the 2008 global financial crisis. However, little research has been done to reflect on the underlying issues of CSR in connection to the financial crisis. This collection brings together leading scholarly thinking to understand why CSR failed to prevent the global financial crisis, how corporate social irresponsibility (CSI) contributed to the financial crisis, and how we may reframe CSR or improve CSR frameworks to help prevent or mitigate any future financial and economic crises. This volume concentrates on three key themes: A critical review of the role of CSR played in the financial crisis and its underlying theses; A unique understanding of the institutionalization of CSR in codified rules and the application of CSR into business and management; and; An in-depth exploration of the future direction of CSR as post-crisis agenda.
List of Tables. List of Figures. List of Boxes. Acknowledgments. Reframing corporate social responsibility. The nature of responsibility and the credit crunch. The role of corporate social responsibility in the financial crisis. Corporate social irresponsibility: The role of government and ideology. Performance management and neo-liberal labour market governance: the case of the UK. Who is responsible for the financial crisis? Lessons from a separation thesis. Crisis, rescue, and corporate social responsibility under American corporate law. Institutionalisation of corporate social responsibility in the corporate governance code: The new trend of the Dutch model. When should companies voluntarily agree to stop doing things that are legal and profitable but ‘socially useless’; and would they ever?. The dark side of social capital: Lessons from the Madoff case. CSR 2.0: from the age of greed to the age of responsibility. Dying of consumption? Voluntary simplicity as an antidote to hypermaterialism. Corporate social responsibility in developing countries: polish perspective. Editorial Advisory and Review Board. List of Contributors. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability. Critical Studies on Corporate Responsibility, Governance and Sustainability. Copyright page.

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