Empowering Organizations through Corporate Social Responsibility

Empowering Organizations through Corporate Social Responsibility

Ruth Wolf (Bar Ilan University, Israel), Theodora Issa (Curtin University, Australia) and Monica Thiel (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)
Release Date: November, 2014|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 379
ISBN13: 9781466672949|ISBN10: 1466672943|EISBN13: 9781466672956|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7294-9


The impact of businesses on a country’s economy extends beyond just the monetary effects of the company. The ethical standard to which a business upholds itself can have a crucial impact on the development of a country’s economy.

Empowering Organizations through Corporate Social Responsibility addresses the implementation of businesses’ ethical standards in both emerging and advanced economies, interpreting the social impact of this issue in a global context. Highlighting case studies, interdisciplinary perspectives, and strategies in business management, this book is a pivotal reference source for academics, researchers, post-graduate students, and professionals concerned with the development of the business sector.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Education
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Strategies
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Industry Management
  • International Development
  • Public-Private Partnerships

Reviews and Testimonials

A business can affect a country and its economy not just though direct financial effects. Businesses are a part of the society around them and the ethical practices and considerations of a business can have a huge effect on a country’s economy. This book is designed for use by academics, researchers, post-graduate students and professionals; each chapter is written by a top researcher in journal article style format. The contributors explore business ethics in both emerging and advanced economies. Specific topics covered include business education, business ethics, business strategies, and corporate sustainability, among others. Also included are case studies that consider interdisciplinary perspectives on business management.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

The authors and editors of this volume have made an impressive contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) literature by integrating research from different cultures and various types of organizations. Given the diverse approaches to the CSR topic, several different research methodologies are employed, and data in the chapters is nicely summarized in both qualitative and quantitative terms. One of the most impressive features of the book is the varying “levels of analysis” across the topics. [...] this book offers both a broad analysis of the CSR literature and practices from many parts of the globe, but it is well documented to also serve as a reference regarding the development of this field.

– Dr. John Grant, Colorado State University, USA

This book addresses the implementation of businesses ethical standards in both emerging and advanced economies, interpreting the social impact of this issue in a global context. Highlighting case studies, interdisciplinary perspectives, and strategies in business management, this book is a pivotal reference source for academics, researchers, post-­-graduate students, and professionals concerned with the development of the business sector.

– Academy of Management Newsletter, Summer 2015

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
Table of Contents
Ruth Wolf, Theodora Issa, Monica Thiel
Ruth Wolf, Theodora Issa, Monica Thiel
Ruth Wolf
Chapter 1
Jessica Williams, Lynnaire Sheridan, Peter McLean
While Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a prominent topic in the literature, little is known about how companies operationally implement CSR.... Sample PDF
Developing Corporate Social Responsibility Projects: An Explorative Empirical Model of Project Development, Processes, and Actor Involvement in Australia
Chapter 2
Deanne Turnbull Loverock, Richard Kool, Ingrid Kajzer-Mitchell
An individual's employer can be a strong authority within an influential milieu. This chapter examines the impact employers committed to... Sample PDF
Workplace Culture as a Driver for Social Change: Influencing Employee Pro-Environmental Behaviors
Chapter 3
Zlatko Nedelko, Vojko Potocan
The main purpose of this chapter is to examine the relationships between three underlying aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), namely... Sample PDF
Perception of Corporate Social Responsibility by the Employees: Evidence from Slovenia
Chapter 4
Adriano Ciani, Lucia Rocchi, Luisa Paolotti, Francesco Diotallevi, José B. Guerra, Felipe Fernandez, Alek Suni, Golda A. Edwin, Nandhivarman Muthu, Yasuo Ohe, Ana-Maria Grigore
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a global theme. However, social, cultural, and natural characteristics of each nation should influence the... Sample PDF
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Practices
Chapter 5
Ruth Wolf
This chapter explains why Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not widespread in some of countries, such as China, and how little effort towards... Sample PDF
Corporate Social Responsibility in the West (U.S. and West Europe) vs. East (China)
Chapter 6
Yue S. Ang
The European Commission (2011) defines Corporate Social Responsibility as “a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns... Sample PDF
Ethical Outsourcing and the Act of Acting Together
Chapter 7
Noriko Yajima
The problems to establish equitable benefit sharing of Traditional Knowledge (TK) associated with Genetic Resources (GRs) have been one of the main... Sample PDF
Protecting Traditional Knowledge Associated with Genetic Resources by Corporate Social Responsibility
Chapter 8
Stephen B. Young
The chapter offers a new theoretical approach for the integration of stakeholder concerns into the financial management of for-profit, free market... Sample PDF
Putting Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at the Center of Capitalism through Better Valuation of Stakeholder Concerns
Chapter 9
Adriano Ciani, Francesco Diotallevi, Lucia Rocchi, Anna Maria Grigore, Cinzia Coduti, Elisa Belgrado
CSR is a driver unanimously recognized by companies. This is more important looking to the Horizon 2020 objectives, in which CSR will play an... Sample PDF
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Theory, Regulations, and New Paradigms in the Framework of Sustainable Development Strategy
Chapter 10
Ayelet Makaros
Recent years have seen a considerable increase in the phenomenon of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Some scholars posit that CSR includes... Sample PDF
Corporate Social Responsibility: Practice Models for Building Business-Community Collaborations
Chapter 11
Götz Kaufmann
This chapter critically approaches the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on the theory level with a new theory frame called World... Sample PDF
Analyzing CSR's Expectation Gap through the World System Differential
Chapter 12
Noam Koriat, Roy Gelbard
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a policy and the practices of corporate responsibility for the common good. It might take the form of... Sample PDF
Insourcing of IT Workers: A Win-Win Strategy ‑ Economic Analysis of IT Units in Israeli Governmental Offices
Chapter 13
Ruth Wolf
In the framework of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), organizations and firms give to the community, environment, and economy. It is clear that... Sample PDF
Corporate Social Responsibility: Contribution to All
Chapter 14
Johanna Kujala
This chapter addresses the field of responsible brands and branding and explores core elements of building a responsible brand in a company.... Sample PDF
Branding as a Tool for CSR
Chapter 15
Terry Clayton, Nicole West
There are few places in the world where hydropower development is progressing as intensely as the Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia. In searching... Sample PDF
In Search of the Good Dam: A Role for Corporate Social Responsibility in Mekong Hydropower Development
Chapter 16
Mark J. Kay
Building upon the thesis of Baden and Harwood (2013) that “terminology matters” in describing sustainability programs and corporate social... Sample PDF
Corporate Sustainability Programs and Reporting: Responsibility Commitment and Thought Leadership at Starbucks
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ruth Wolf is an expert on ethics and approaching ethical dilemmas. Ruth is a veteran of academia (for over 26 years) and has built curriculums in the fields of ethics and ethics teaching in various academic and legal frameworks in Israel. In addition, Ruth is an active advisor to industry and business officials in their efforts to implement to business ethics codes and values within the organizations and management. Ruth is a senior lecturer of ethics and business administration in both the Economics Department and the Interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Israel. Ruth has also taught in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and additional academic institutions. Ruth is a prolific publisher of more than 60 articles in the fields of ethics, CSR, business ethics, ethical education, mediation, and more. Ruth has also published numerous literature books and a professional-academic book, along with her editorial work of several international journals. The recent of which is Ethics is Good for Business (Mass, 2008). Moreover, Ruth practices as a professional business mediator.
Theodora Issa is a multi-award winner, and a Senior Lecturer at the Curtin Business School, Curtin University, Australia. A visiting professor at a European Business School, she developed teaching material and facilitates a unit on Sustainable Development Business Strategies for Master of International Business students. Currently, Theodora is conducting her post-doctoral research on ethical mindsets, spirituality, and aesthetics, and currently working on a manuscript for a book on Ethical Mindsets: A Comparative Study. Theodora’s research is published in credible peer-reviewed journals. Theodora is one of the Webmasters of her community's Website http://soca.cjb.net (since 1995) and is one of the editors of the weekly bulletin since 1995 that is currently available online under URL http://noohro.cjb.net. Since 2012, Theodora is an active member at the World Council of Churches on behalf her church (a) delegate, 2012, (b) member of Central Committee 2013, and (c) member of Education and Ecumenical Formation Commission.
Monica Thiel is a member of the Academy of Management and the European Group for Organizational Studies. Her research articles and case studies have been published in the American Journal of Economics and Business Administration, International Journal of Business and Globalization, Asian Journal of Business and Management Cases, Elsevier Ltd., Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Prior to her pursuit of a PhD in Social Science at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Monica worked in multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations, government, military, and small-medium enterprises in business management and social responsibility initiatives. Her current research interests include corporate social responsibility, sustainability, competitiveness, strategic management, and innovation.