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Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship

Edited by Andreas Georg Scherer, Chair, IOU – Institute of Organization and Administrative Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland and Guido Palazzo, Professor of Business Ethics, School of Business and Economics, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
The Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship identifies and fosters key interdisciplinary research on corporate citizenship and provides a framework for further academic debate on corporate responsibility in a global society.
Extent: 640 pp
Hardback Price: £187.00 Web: £168.30
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 978 1 84542 836 5
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Publication Date: 2010
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The Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship identifies and fosters key interdisciplinary research on corporate citizenship and provides a framework for further academic debate on corporate responsibility in a global society.

This exciting and important Handbook provides a unique forum to discuss the consequences of the social and political mandate of business firms and examines the implications of these consequences for the theory of the firm. Leading academics have been invited from various disciplines such as management studies, economics, sociology, legal studies and political science to evaluate the concept of corporate citizenship and to analyze the role of private business in global governance and the production of global public goods.

The Handbook is structured in seven sections:
• theoretical perspectives on corporate citizenship
• contemporary issues and challenges of global business regulation
• actors and institutions of global business regulation
• disciplinary perspectives on corporate citizenship
• implications for management theory building
• critical perspectives on corporate citizenship
• conclusions.

This Handbook will be a significant read for academics, postgraduate students and managers interested in the field of corporate citizenship, regulation and corporate responsibility across the social sciences.
‘Want to know what’s buzzing with corporate citizenship? Look no further. This book shows why global corporate citizenship has been called the topic of the decade and why it matters to each of us, no matter where we live. It explains in plain English the major issues and ideas percolating in current research on the topic. Trust what you discover in the book. The list of contributors to Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship reads like a “Who’s Who” of corporate citizenship research.’
– Thomas Donaldson, University of Pennsylvania, US

‘This is a unique and eclectic set of essays on a vitally important (but often neglected) topic. The editors are to be congratulated in assembling a distinguished group of scholars, who carefully and expertly guide the reader through the various facets of global corporate citizenship. This is a “must” read for anyone interested in the social ramifications of the globalization of business activity.’
– John H. Dunning OBE, University of Reading, UK and Rutgers University, US

‘Start with a fact – large corporations wield enormous power in the contemporary, globalized economy. Then note the hopes and fears that this fact inspired – the potential to harness the profit motive to social needs, but the fear that the profit motive can just as easily wreak havoc. And finally, bring together some leading scholars from around the world to discuss the matter – and the result is a hugely impressive collection of essays on one of the burning issues of our time. This volume is definitive – the necessary starting point for future debate.’
– Paul S. Adler, University of Southern California, US

‘This volume provides an extensive and comprehensive overview of current research and theory about why and how corporations should play a more active role in fulfilling their global citizenship obligations and responsibilities. Its contributors include many of the most important and influential scholars in the field of corporate social responsibility from both Europe and the US. An important strength of this volume is the diversity and breadth of the dimensions of corporate citizenship that it explores in depth. This volume provides an important resource to scholars, managers, and activists interested in promoting corporate citizenship.’
– David Vogel, University of California, Berkeley, US
Contributors: N.J. Adler, S.B. Banerjee, D.M. Bojé, A. Crane, J.P. Doh, P. Edward, T.L. Fort, R.E. Freeman, D. Kinley, S.J. Kobrin, C.B. Koerber, J.C. Ludescher, T. Maak, R. Marens, D. Matten, A. McWilliams, A. Mir, R. Mir, V.F. Misangyi, J. Moon, J. Nolan, G. Palazzo, R.A. Phillips, N.M. Pless, A.G. Scherer, F. Schipper, S.P. Sethi, P. Shrivastava, D.S. Siegel, R.C. Solomon, G.F. Thompson, S. Waddock, G.R. Weaver, G. Willke, H. Willke, H. Willmott, K.D. Wolf, I.M. Young, M. Zürn


1. Introduction: Corporate Citizenship in a Globalized World
Andreas Georg Scherer and Guido Palazzo

2. The Emergence of Corporate Citizenship: Historical Development and Alternative Perspectives
Andrew Crane, Dirk Matten and Jeremy Moon

3. Corporate Responsibility/Corporate Citizenship: The Development of a Construct
Sandra Waddock

4. Defining the Concept of Good Corporate Citizenship in the Context of Globalization: A Paradigm Shift from Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Accountability
S. Prakash Sethi

5. Corporate Citizenship and Community Stakeholders
Robert A. Phillips and R. Edward Freeman

6. Business Ethics, Corporate Virtues and Corporate Citizenship
Robert C. Solomon

7. Responsibility and Global Justice: A Social Connection Model
Iris Marion Young

8. Corporate Citizenship and the Environment
Paul Shrivastava

9. Corporations as Citizens Against Corruption: An Institutional Entrepreneurship Perspective
Gary R. Weaver and Vilmos F. Misangyi

10. Corporate Citizenship and Global Conflicts: The Baboon Moment
Charles B. Koerber and Timothy L. Fort

11. Emerging Patterns of Global Governance: The New Interplay between the State, Business and Civil Society
Klaus Dieter Wolf

12. Globalization, Transnational Corporations and the Future of Global Governance
Stephen J. Kobrin

13. Between Confrontation and Cooperation: Corporate Citizenship and NGOs
Jonathan P. Doh

14. The Politicization of Economization? On the Current Relationship between Politics and Economics
Michael Zürn

15. An Economic View of Corporate Citizenship
Jessica C. Ludescher, Abagail McWilliams and Donald S. Siegel

16. Human Rights, Corporations and the Global Economy: An International Law Perspective
David Kinley and Justine Nolan

17. Global Business as an Agent of World Benefit: New International Business Perspectives Leading Positive Change
Nancy J. Adler

18. Structures, Identities and Politics: Bringing Corporate Citizenship into the Corporation
Peter Edward and Hugh Willmott

19. Responsible Leadership in a Globalized World: A Cosmopolitan Perspective
Thomas Maak and Nicola M. Pless

20. The Political Economy of Corporate Social Responsibility
Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee

21. The Interrelationship between Global and Corporate Governance:
Towards a Democratization of the Business Firm?
Grahame F. Thompson

22. Transparency, Integrity and Openness: The Nike Example
Frits Schipper and David M. Bojé

23. The Corporation and its Fragments: Corporate Citizenship and the Legacies of Imperialism
Raza Mir, Richard Marens and Ali Mir

24. The Corporation as a Political Actor? A Systems Theory Perspective
Helmut Willke and Gerhard Willke

25. The Future of Global Corporate Citizenship: Toward a New Theory of the Firm as a Political Actor
Guido Palazzo and Andreas Georg Scherer