publication . Research . 2010

The concept of corporate social responsibility: A philosophical approach

Lebano, Adele;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2010
  • Publisher: International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)
  • Country: Netherlands
textabstractCorporate social responsibility (CSR), or the idea that companies should combine economic, social and environmental concerns, seems an unavoidable component of discourses on business and society. Why is this the case? Is it because we are in a post neoliberal era, and in an economic crisis, that we are acknowledging the drawbacks of unrestrained business activity? Or is the opposite true, and the popularity of CSR is the product of the triumph of neoliberal ideology? Both views can be supported by equally convincing theoretical and empirical arguments. In this paper rather than arguing for either view, I propose to set the problem of CSR according to...
free text keywords: CSR, corporate social responsibility, freedom, liberalism, market, morality, politics
Related Organizations
Download from
66 references, page 1 of 5

ABBEY, R., (2005), “Is liberalism now an essentially contested concept?” New political science, 27(4), pp. 461-80.

ALBAREDA, L., LOZANO, J. M., TENCATI, A., MIDTTUN, A., PERRINI, F. (2008), “The changing role of governments in corporate social responsibility: drivers and responses,” Business Ethics: A European Review, 17(4), pp. 347-363. [OpenAIRE]

ALBAREDA L., LOZANO J. M., YSA T. (2007), “Public policies on corporate Social Responsibility: The role of governments in Europe,” Journal of Business Ethics, 74, pp. 391-407. [OpenAIRE]

ALBAREDA, L., et al. (2006), “The government's role in promoting corporate responsibility: A comparative analysis of Italy and UK from the relational state perspective,” Corporate Governance, 6(4), pp. 386-400.

ALMEIDA ASHLEY, P. (2010), “Corporate social responsibility: A role only for business leader?” Inaugural Address Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity 2009/11.

BERGER, G., STEURER, R., KONRAD, A., MARTINUZZI, A. (2007), “Raising awareness for CSR in EU member states: Overview of government initiatives and selected cases,” Final report to the high-level group on CSR.

BERLIN, I. (1969), Four essays on liberty, Oxford University Press.

BESUSSI, A. (2006), “La libertà e i suoi puzzles,” SIFP-Italian Association for Political Philosophy.

BREDGAARD, T. (2004), “Corporate social responsibility between public policy and enterprise policy,” Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, 10(3), 372-392.

BRENNAN, G. and HAMLIN, A. (2008), “Revisionist public choice theory,” New Political Economy, 13(1), pp. 77-88.

BROWN, W. (2006), “American Nightmare: Neoliberalism, Neoconservativism, and De-democratisation,” Political Theory, 34(6), pp. 690-714.

BUCHANAN, J. (2003), “Public choice. Politics without romance,” Policy, 19(3),

BURGIO, A. (1989), Eguaglianza, interesse, unanimità, Saggi Bibliopolis, Napoli.

CALLIESS, G.P. and RENNER, M. (2009), “Between Law and Social Norms: The evolution of Global Governance,” Ratio Juris, 22(2), pp. 260-280.

CANALE, D. (2009), “Muri di confine. trasformazioni dei confini pubblici nell'età della globalizzazione,” Ragion Pratica, 33, pp. 378-397.

66 references, page 1 of 5
Powered by OpenAIRE Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue