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Corporate power and social policy in a global economyBritish welfare under the influence$
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Kevin Farnsworth

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344748

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344748.001.0001

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The social policies of corporations: occupational welfare and corporate social responsibility

The social policies of corporations: occupational welfare and corporate social responsibility

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(p.149) Seven The social policies of corporations: occupational welfare and corporate social responsibility
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Corporate power and social policy in a global economy
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Kevin Farnsworth

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344748.003.0007

This chapter looks at firms and corporate social policy, through which businesses are able to shape overall levels of social provision within societies. Occupational welfare and corporate community involvement or corporate social responsibility (CSR) are of growing importance to governments and service providers keen to meet growing needs and tackle social problems within changing welfare environments. Central government has tried to increase firm involvement in local services and encourage the expansion of occupational welfare as a way of shifting some of the pressure away from the state and onto employers. This chapter investigates corporate social policy in both its forms. It presents an audit of occupational welfare before examining the development of the CSR strategies of some of the largest firms in the UK.

Keywords:   corporate social policy, UK, social provision, occupational welfare, central government, CSR strategies

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