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The concept of corporate social responsibility: A philosophical approach

Lebano, Adele;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2010
  • Publisher: International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
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...
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free text keywords: CSR, corporate social responsibility, freedom, liberalism, market, morality, politics
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