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Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Development: Towards a New Agenda and Beyond

Mukherjee Reed, Ananya; Reed, Darryl;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2004
  • Publisher: ISHD
This paper investigates whether calls for a new, more critical corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda are sufficient to address the concerns of critics of CSR. It argues for the need to move from 'responsibility' towards accountability and regulation. Efforts to regulate corporate behaviour, the authors argue must be supplemented by sustained and systematic efforts to support alternative economic arrangements at the local level. It is only through such local development that serious challenges to corporate power may be posed.
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