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Corporate Social Responsibility
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Corporate Social Responsibility

A Case Study Approach

9781848440432 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Christine A. Mallin, Professorial Fellow, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK and Honorary Professor, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Publication Date: 2009 ISBN: 978 1 84844 043 2 Extent: 296 pp
This insightful book provides a comprehensive analysis of the development of CSR in a diverse range of countries including the UK, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the USA, the Middle East, Australia, Japan and Korea. Christine Mallin has brought together leading experts from both academia and the business world to provide fully up-to-date accounts of developments in CSR from a range of legal, cultural and economic perspectives.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an area of increasing global interest with companies taking CSR issues more seriously, devoting more resources to such issues and acknowledging the benefits of CSR activities.

This insightful book provides a comprehensive analysis of the development of CSR in a diverse range of countries including the UK, Italy, Poland, Turkey, the USA, the Middle East, Australia, Japan and Korea. Christine Mallin has brought together leading experts from both academia and the business world to provide fully up-to-date accounts of developments in CSR from a range of legal, cultural and economic perspectives.

This timely resource will serve as an invaluable teaching and resource tool for advanced students and academics and will provide insights and guidance to the wider business community.
Critical Acclaim
‘Finally, a book that crosses the great divide between academia and practice – a rare feat, especially in edited volumes with scholarly contributions. . . there is much to like about what the book does cover.’
– Wayne Visser, Ethical Performance

‘Mallin brings together academics and business experts to share a wide range of accounts from across the globe. Readers will find insights and guidance on how countries and companies have tried to balance the perceived needs of often disparate groups.’
– James McRitchie, CorpGov.net

‘Chris Mallin has put together a fine volume providing detailed insights into the global spread of CSR. It wonderfully showcases the diversity and dynamics of CSR in different countries, regions and key industries. It is an essential read for everybody interested in the dialectics of global homogenization and local adaptation of CSR-related management practices.’
– Dirk Matten, York University, Toronto, Canada

‘Professor Mallin has edited a remarkable range of studies, illustrating how companies across the world regard and respond to their social responsibilities. Her book will prove an invaluable source of information for everyone interested in comparative corporate social responsibility, aided by the admirable learning points and questions following each case study. It will also be turned to for guidance by investors concerned to promote corporate social values internationally.’
– Sir Adrian Cadbury, Aston University Business School, Birmingham, UK
Contributors
Contributors: R.V. Aguilera, M. Ararat, M. Bayazit, M. Beck, S. Carta, S. Choi, K.S. Contreras, S. Del Rio, K. Gibson, J. Gillies, S. Gómez Ansón, R. Jeurissen, I. Koladkiewicz, C.A. Mallin, A. Melis, O. Melitonyan, S. Nathan, A. Nijhof, G. O’Donovan, C. Pierce, M. Sacristán Navarro, A. Settles, D.S. Siegel, S. Toms, B. van de Ven
Contents
Contents:

Introduction and Overview
Christine A. Mallin

PART I: CSR IN EUROPE
1. CSR and Integrated Triple Bottom Line Reporting in Italy: Case Study Evidence
Andrea Melis, Silvia Carta and Silvia Del Rio

2. CSR in Spain: Examples of Some Practices
María Sacristán Navarro and Silvia Gómez Ansón

3. Sticking to Core Values: The Case of The Body Shop
Bert van de Ven, André Nijhof and Ronald Jeurissen

PART II: CSR IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
4. CSR in Russia
Alexander Settles, Olga Melitonyan and James Gillies

5. Responsible Business in Polish Economic Practice: The Experiences of the Camela S.A. Factory of Clothing Inserts
Izabela Koladkiewicz

PART III: CSR IN ASIA AND AUSTRALIA
6. CSR Dynamics in South Korea and Japan: A Comparative Analysis
Seungho Choi and Ruth V. Aguilera

7. Pulp, Politics, Process and Pollution: Gunns Ltd and the Tamar Valley Pulp Mill
Kathy Gibson and Gary O’Donovan

PART IV: CSR: ADDITIONAL DIMENSIONS
8. A Case Study of the Strategic Use of CSR: The American Gaming Association and the National Center for Responsible Gaming
Kate Spilde Contreras and Donald S. Siegel

9. Accounting Disclosure and Human Rights in the Oil Industry
Matthias Beck and Steven Toms

10. Does the Adoption of Codes of Conduct Marginalize Labor Unions? The Case of Turkey’s Garment Industry
Melsa Ararat and Mahmut Bayazit

11. CSR in Islamic Financial Institutions in the Middle East
Samy Nathan and Chris Pierce

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