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From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Felice Davidson Perlmutter

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110159
eISBN:
9780199865635
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110159.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

Using a case example of how Pennsylvania Blue Shield trained, hired, and retained several hundred welfare recipients on its work force, this book offers a success story and a broad discussion of ... More


The Corporation as Moral Entity

Muel Kaptein and Joha Wempe

in The Balanced Company: A Theory of Corporate Integrity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255504
eISBN:
9780191698248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255504.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Organization Studies

This chapter addresses the question of whether the notion of integrity is applicable to organizations and whether an organization can be viewed as an autonomous entity. It analyzes three positions on ... More


Sustainable Management of Korean Firms: A Case Study of Yuhan–Kimberly and Its Implications for Latin American Firms

Dong-Sung Cho and Keum-Young Chang

in Can Latin American Firms Compete?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233755
eISBN:
9780191715549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233755.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter identifies the mechanisms used by Korean companies for success and their implications for Latin American firms. Yuhan-Kimberly, a joint venture company established between ... More


Child labour*: An analysis of the nature of corporate responsibility

Surya Deva

in The Role of Labour Standards in Development: From theory to sustainable practice?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264911
eISBN:
9780191754098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264911.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores the responsibility of corporations regarding child labour. This exploration is done at two levels. First, selected regulatory regimes are reviewed to ascertain the corporate ... More


Reconsidering Organizations as Cultures of Integrity

George Cheney, Daniel J. Lair, Dean Ritz, and Brenden E. Kendall

in Just a Job?: Communication, Ethics, and Professional Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195182774
eISBN:
9780199871001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182774.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter focuses on the modern organization as a unit of life experience that is taken for granted yet little understood, showing how organizational culture shapes and sustains integrity (or ... More


Authenticating the Firm: Corporate Social Responsibility as Parasite

Peter Fleming

in Authenticity and the Cultural Politics of Work: New Forms of Informal Control

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547159
eISBN:
9780191720024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547159.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Another significant aspect of the ‘just be yourself’ managerial approach endeavours to align the personal values of employees (which may be anti-capitalist, counter-cultural, or simply social ... 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


Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law

Elisa Morgera

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558018
eISBN:
9780191705311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558018.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This book examines the highly topical question of the current and future role of international environmental law in directing and controlling the environmental conduct of business enterprises, in ... More


Shareholder Value, Investor Engagement, and Management Practice: a Normative Evaluation

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter adopts a normative standpoint in examining both shareholder value and investor engagement. Shareholder value analyses exaggerate the weakness of internal control systems, overestimate ... More


Corporate social responsibility meets traditional supervision of fundamental labour rights*: Why CSR needs social dialogue to fill the governance gaps

David Tajgman

in The Role of Labour Standards in Development: From theory to sustainable practice?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264911
eISBN:
9780191754098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264911.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The International Labour Organisation's 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work prioritised four core labour standards' principles and led to a burst of new ratifications of the ... More


History and Definitions

Elisa Morgera

in Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558018
eISBN:
9780191705311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558018.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter introduces the basic concepts and background references for the study. It illustrates the increasing attention of the international community at major global conferences to corporate ... More


Doing Good While Doing Well

Felice Davidson Perlmutter

in From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110159
eISBN:
9780199865635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110159.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

This chapter discusses corporate social responsibility, presenting several examples of firms that have become involved in this arena. Topics covered include the definition of corporate social ... More


Globalizing Corporate Citizenship: Political and Theoretical Considerations

Eliza Gaffney and Peter Newell

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/9780199592173.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

Here, the concept of corporate citizenship is used more normatively to explore what constitutes responsible corporate behaviour in a globalized economy. Global corporations do more than maximize ... More


The Unfulfilled Promise of Corporate Philanthropy

Thomas W. Dunfee

in Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199739073
eISBN:
9780199855872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739073.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Rejecting Milton Friedman's classic position, this chapter develops an account of corporate philanthropy as a legitimate corporate activity. The author evaluates arguments for and against the view ... 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


Semiotics of Indicators: The Case of Corporate Human Rights Responsibility *

Ronen Shamir and Dana Weiss

in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199658244
eISBN:
9780199949915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores actor-network theory — also called material semiotics — in the context of ‘corporate human-rights responsibility.’ It studies the symbolic representation of indicators within ... More


Changing Approaches to Procurement Linkages in the Community and Beyond

Christopher McCrudden

in Buying Social Justice: Equality, Government Procurement, and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232420
eISBN:
9780191716058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter discusses the reasons for the increasing popularity of procurement linkages generally in some countries. Two significant developments since the early 1990s are identified that affected ... More


Strengthening the Constraints

J. E. Parkinson

in Corporate Power and Responsibility: Issues in the Theory of Company Law

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259893
eISBN:
9780191682018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259893.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter describes the mechanisms by which third-party interests might be more fully integrated into the corporate decision-making process. It also explores a number of legal reforms by which ... More


Commentary 6.4: Leadership by Business for Coping with Transformational Tipping Thresholds

Amanda Long

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This is the time for businesses to become truly sustainable. This can be achieved by awareness, cooperation, coordination, and communication, backed by appropriate action in fields, streets, and ... More


Unfinished Business

Jonathan P. Charkham

in Keeping Better Company: Corporate Governance Ten Years On

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243198
eISBN:
9780191697234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243198.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Strategy

This chapter deals with some important issues left unsolved in the book. It examines the rule of law; accounting and auditing; the oppression of minorities; shareholder activism in quoted companies; ... More


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