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Corporate Citizenship and New Governance

The Political Role of Corporations

Series: Ethical Economy, Vol. 40

Pies, Ingo, Koslowski, Peter (Eds.)

2011, IX, 193 p.

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  • Brings together internationally distinguished experts from different disciplines
  • Discusses cutting-edge research insights
  • Examines a highly innovative topic
  • Brings together united business ethics perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches

This volume unites the perspective of business ethics with approaches from strategic management, economics, law, political science, and with philosophical reflections on the theory of Corporate Citizenship and New Governance.

In view of the internationalization of the economy and the free movement of capital, new instruments of political coordination are needed. These societal changes trigger the two closely intertwined challenges examined in this book. The first challenge relates to the role and the self-conceptualization of business firms as corporate citizens within society. Companies are increasingly expected to assume the social responsibility of helping to shape the rule-framework of globalization. The second challenge refers to the form of the engagement in local, national and international processes of governance. To more credibly and effectively tackle these challenges, corporate actors are ever more participating in rule-setting processes together with civil society organizations and the government.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Business Ethics - CSIR - Competitive Markets - Corporate Citizenship - Corporate Firms - Corporate Governance - Corporate Responsibility - Corporate Social Responsibility - Moral Commitments - New Governance - Ordonomic Perspectives - Political Role of Corporate Actors - Private Regulatory Regimes - Responsible Governance - Social Entrepreneurship - Strategic Management - Strategic Risk Management

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Economics - International, Foreign and Comparative Law - Political Science

Table of contents 

Preface.- Introduction.- An Overview of Current Practice and Policy Relating to Business Activities and Human Rights; John Morrison.- Politicization of Companies? Empirical Evidence on Corporate Citizenship Activities in Europe; André Habisch.- Corporate Citizenship and Private Regulatory Regimes: Understanding New Governance Roles and Functions; Kernhaggan Webb.- Towards Organizational Integrity: Corporate Citizenship as Organizational Integrity; Jakob Dahl Rendtorff.- The Social Case as a Business Case: Making Sense of So-cial Entrepreneurship from an Ordonomic Perspective; Markus Beckmann.- Morality as a Factor of Production: Moral Commitments as Strategic Risk Management; Stefan Hielscher.- The Implications of the New Governance for Corporate Governance; John Boatright.- D&O Deductibles as a New Standard of Responsible Gover-nance; Till Talaulicar.- Competitive Markets, Corporate Firms, and New Governance – An Ordonomic Conceptualization;Ingo Pies, Markus Beckmann and Stefan Hielscher.- Index.

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