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Corporations in Evolving Diversity: Cognition, Governance, and Institutional Rules

Masahiko Aoki

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199218530
eISBN:
9780191711510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218530.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

The 2008 financial crisis calls for a re-examination of the basic premise of the orthodox shareholder-oriented model of the corporate firm and its governance. This book tries to meet this challenge. ... More


Value–Based Management with Corporate Social Responsibility

John D. Martin, J. William Petty, and James S. Wallace

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195340389
eISBN:
9780199867257
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340389.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

The current financial crisis has caused many of us to question the motives and actions that drive the business world. Even the basic notion that firms should be run so as to maximize shareholder ... More


Political and Social Games Corporations Play

Masahiko Aoki

in Corporations in Evolving Diversity: Cognition, Governance, and Institutional Rules

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199218530
eISBN:
9780191711510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218530.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

This chapter formulates political-exchange and social-exchange games that corporations and their stakeholders play along with other agents in society. Multiple equilibria of the political exchange ... More


Fiji: A Segregated Society

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A Council of Chiefs ceded the Fiji Islands to the British in 1874. Governor Farquhar immediately arranged for sugarcane plantations and Indian workers, but he insisted that Native‐Fijians should ... More


Past, Present, and Future Corporate Responsibility: Achievements and Aspirations

Alyson Warhurst

in The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592173
eISBN:
9780191729058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592173.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter describes the evolutionary phases and stages of CSR, as well as sets out the business case for being a responsible corporation in the twenty‐first century. The four ‘phases’ of CSR are ... More


The Purpose of a Corporation

John D. Martin, J. William Petty, and James S. Wallace

in Value–Based Management with Corporate Social Responsibility

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195340389
eISBN:
9780199867257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340389.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

Value-based management sets as a goal the transformation of the cultural mindset within a firm to one of maximizing the firm's value. Corporate social responsibility has most often been presented as ... More


The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Colin Crouch and Camilla Maclean (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592173
eISBN:
9780191729058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592173.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Once just a slogan used by corporate PR departments, the idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has now become a serious business for many firms and a major object of academic research. It is ... More


Introduction: The Economic, Political, and Ethical Challenges of Corporate Social Responsibility

Camilla Maclean and Colin Crouch

in The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592173
eISBN:
9780191729058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592173.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This introduction provides a broad historical overview of how different institutions (religious, political, civil) have claimed responsibility for collective and public goals and how corporations are ... More


How Serious is CSR? A Critical Perspective *

Elaine Sternberg

in The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592173
eISBN:
9780191729058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592173.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Corporate social responsibility is criticized on a number of fronts: for its vagueness; for the ‘stakeholder approach’; and primarily for its attempts to obligate business people to subvert business ... More


How Serious is CSR? A Corporate Perspective from IBM

Celia Moore

in The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592173
eISBN:
9780191729058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592173.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter describes the IBM corporate perspective on CSR and the company's efforts to inculcate value‐based ideals within the corporation. For IBM, CSR plays a strategic role that takes it beyond ... More


Corporate Responsibility for Pharmaceutical Corporations

Klaus M. Leisinger

in The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592173
eISBN:
9780191729058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592173.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter considers the role and responsibilities of a responsible corporation from the perspective of a global pharmaceutical. Many examples are provided of how CSR process, practice, and ... More


The Responsible Corporation: Regulating the Supply Chain

Adrienne Héritier, Anna Kristin Müller‐Debus, and Christian R. Thauer

in The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592173
eISBN:
9780191729058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592173.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter includes an empirical study examining the reasons why buyer firms will demonstrate a sense of corporate social responsibility in prescribing—and ensuring—socially responsible actions on ... More


CSR: A New Form of Social Regulation for Labour Relations within Transnational Companies

André Sobczak

in The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592173
eISBN:
9780191729058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592173.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Labour relations have not been labelled as CSR research because the latter tends to focus on the voluntary initiatives of corporations, and little has been written about the articulation between ... More


The Governance of Global Supply Chains

Antonio Tencati

in The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592173
eISBN:
9780191729058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592173.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter examines ethical issues in global supply chains in relation to how social responsibility expectations are being transferred from one actor to another along a ‘reverse’ supply chain. ... More


Promoting CSR through the United Nations: Developmental and Governance Implications

Peter Utting

in The Responsible Corporation in a Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592173
eISBN:
9780191729058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592173.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter has an explicitly political focus and thus places the large corporation directly in the political science sphere. First, UN thinking and policy on CSR is outlined within a broader ... More


The Influence of Catholic Social Teaching on the Democratic Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Study from Indonesia

Francisca Ninik Yudianti

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Do the principles and frameworks provided by Catholic Social Teaching (CST) have any effect today on the processes of democratic practices and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Catholic-owned ... More


Delivering Green: The Communication of the Information

Graham Bullock

in Green Grades: Can Information Save the Earth?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036429
eISBN:
9780262340984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036429.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter 5 begins with a vignette about a corporate executive tasked with turning round her firm’s sustainability reputation. She must develop a holistic strategy for communicating the company’s ... More


Harmonization of Labor Standards

Junji Nakagawa

in International Harmonization of Economic Regulation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604661
eISBN:
9780191731679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604661.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyzes international harmonization of labour standards, tracing its history from early efforts in the late 19th century in Europe to developments under the ILO (International Labour ... More


The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Problem of “Stakeholders”

Alexa S. Dietrich

in The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724996
eISBN:
9780814724644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724996.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the arrival of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement in Puerto Rico in the early 2000s. A number of ethnographic examples from working with and observing Puerto ... More


The Politics of the ‘Citizenly Company’ and Global Corporate Governance Reform

Grahame F. Thompson

in The Constitutionalization of the Global Corporate Sphere?

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199594832
eISBN:
9780191746079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594832.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter takes up many of the political issues posed by the previous two chapters. Corporate social responsibility in its various guises is examined and the difference between tradition ... More


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