CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Stages of Corporate Social Responsibility

From Ideas to Impacts

Editors: Idowu, Samuel O., Vertigans, Stephen (Eds.)

  • Develops strategic approaches that enable CSR processes to be developed
  • Differentiates and integrates the various stages of CSR development 
  • Includes case studies from various regions and across different industries
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This book presents a multidisciplinary and multifaceted view of the state of corporate social responsibility (CSR) development in organizations in different industries around the world. It is based on the assumption that companies today must shift their focus to their long-term prosperity and the complex and interrelated environmental, social, economic and political ecosystems within which they function.

The book tracks ideas through to impacts, offering unique perspectives on stimulating topics such as awareness among female entrepreneurs in Nigeria, views of upper-management in Polish firms, Japanese CSR strategies and the social relevance of corporate initiatives, pragmatic approaches of CSR design principles in Scandinavia and many more. The book collects not only examples from different countries and global regions, but also cases from a diverse range of globally relevant industries. It discusses the different stages of CSR development at a professional, conceptual and strategic level, and integrates them into a comprehensive framework to define the adequate course of action for each stage.

About the authors

Samuel O Idowu is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Corporate Social Responsibility at London Guildhall Faculty of Business & Law, London Metropolitan University, UK. He researches in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Accounting and has published in both professional and academic journals since 1989. He is a freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Samuel is the Deputy CEO and First Vice President of the Global Corporate Governance Institute. He has led several edited books in CSR, is the Editor-in-Chief of two Springer’s reference books – the Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility and an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility. He is also a Series Editor for Springer’s books on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance. One of his edited books won the most Outstanding Business Reference book Award of the American Library Association (ALA) in 2016 and another was ranked 18th in the 2010 Top 40 Sustainability Books by, Cambridge University, Sustainability Leadership Programme. Samuel is a member of the Committee of the Corporate Governance Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management (BAM). He is on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Business Administration, Canada and Amfiteatru Economic Journal, Romania. Samuel has delivered a number of Keynote Speeches at national and international conferences and workshops on CSR and has on two occasions 2008 and 2014 won Emerald’s Highly Commended Literati Network Awards for Excellence. To date, Samuel has edited several books in the field of CSR, Sustainability and Governance and has written four forewords to books. Samuel has served as an external examiner to the following UK Universities – Sunderland, Ulster, Anglia Ruskin and Plymouth. He is currently an external examiner at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Teesside University, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Stephen Vertigans is Head of School of Applied Social Studies, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. His research interests include Corporate Social Responsibility in the energy sector, with particular attention placed upon social impacts in Africa. To this end he has visited numerous African countries to help build capacity and to investigate how CSR approaches can help overcome deep rooted social problems and political tensions. Stephen was instrumental in the introduction of a MSc programme looking at CSR and Energy. He has published widely across a range of fields including Corporate Social Responsibility, African studies and forms of political violence.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Rationales of Lawyers, Accountants and Financial Analysts in Shaping the EU Agenda on CSR

    Monciardini, David

    Pages 3-23

  • Corporate Social Responsibility in Nigeria: Drivers and Barriers Experienced by Female Entrepreneurs When Undertaking CSR

    Lincoln, Adebimpe

    Pages 25-45

  • From Ideas to Impacts: CSR in the Eyes of Top Managers in Poland

    Aluchna, Maria

    Pages 47-64

  • Solutions or Legitimations? How the Conceptualization of Organizational Identity Shapes the Social Relevance of CSR Initiatives in Two Japanese Corporations

    Davis, Scott T.

    Pages 67-98

  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Theoretical Underpinnings and Conceptual Developments

    Camilleri, Mark Anthony

    Pages 99-120

Buy this book

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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stages of Corporate Social Responsibility
Book Subtitle
From Ideas to Impacts
Editors
  • Samuel O. Idowu
  • Stephen Vertigans
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43536-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43536-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43535-0
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 247
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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