What is theoretical corporate social responsibility

Corporate social responsibility. Theoretical approaches to corporate social responsibility

Academic thesis from 2004 in the business administration department - corporate governance, management, organization, grade: 1.0, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, language: German, abstract: In this thesis the CSR definitions of Carroll, the WBCSD and the Green paper presented to the European Commission. A uniform definition of terms is currently not available. There are various approaches that attempt to provide a comprehensive picture of CSR. Friedman's classic approach sees profit maximization as the company's sole responsibility, while Carroll's modern view also includes ethical and voluntary responsibility. The alternatives are modifications of the classic and modern models. There is no such thing as an all-in-one approach. Historically, CSR has its origins in the USA as a result of initiatives by the early industrialists. The increasing pressure from the public, triggered by environmental pollution and social grievances, encouraged companies in the 1970s to act in a socially responsible manner. Nowadays, the European Union in particular is taking numerous measures at European level to promote CSR. In Austria, the federal government, together with the social partners and other non-partisan organizations, is making a wide range of efforts in the area of ​​CSR. The range of projects is large and ranges from seals of approval and information on the Internet to the promotion of older workers and women.

Product details

  • Academic publication series Vol. V288493
  • Published by GRIN Verlag
  • 1st edition
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Release Date: February 21, 2017
  • German
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 148mm x 3mm
  • Weight: 84g
  • ISBN-13: 9783656905837
  • ISBN-10: 3656905835
  • Item no .: 47663409