Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility

Editors: Idowu, S.O., Capaldi, N., Zu, L., Das Gupta, A. (Eds.)

  • Adresses all aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility in a comprehensive and consistent way
  • Focusses on the role of Corporate Social Responsibility in a business context
  • Features portraits of leading organizations and eminent individuals in the field of CSR practice and research
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About this Reference Work

The role of Corporate Social Responsibility in the business world has developed from a fig leaf marketing front into an important aspect of corporate behavior over the past several years. Sustainable strategies are valued, desired and deployed more and more by relevant players in many industries all over the world. Both research and corporate practice therefore see CSR as a guiding principle for business success.
The “Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility” has been conceived to assist researchers and practitioners to align business and societal objectives. All actors in the field will find reliable and up to date definitions and explanations of the key terms of CSR in this authoritative and comprehensive reference work. Leading experts from the global CSR community have contributed to make the “Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility” the definitive resource for this field of research and practice.

About the authors

Samuel O. Idowu

is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Course Leader for Accounting Major/Minor and Accounting Joint degrees at London Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators and a named freeman of the City of London. Samuel has been in academia for 22 years, winning one of the Highly Commended Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence in 2008 and has published some thirty-five articles in both professional and academic journals and contributed chapters in edited books. Samuel has examined and marked examination papers for three major international professional bodies in the UK. He is currently an External Examiner at the University of Sunderland, University of Ulster, Coleraine and Belfast and Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford and Cambridge. He is the Treasurer and a Trustee of Age Concern, Hackney in East London and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Management of Environmental Quality Journal. He has attended and presented papers at national and international workshops and conferences. He is a co-editor of two Springer books on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Nicholas Capaldi

is Legendre-Soulé Distinguished Chair in Business Ethics at Loyola University, New Orleans. He also serves as Director of the National Center for Business Ethics. He taught previously at: the University of Tulsa where he was McFarlin Research Professor of Law; Columbia University; Queens College, City University of New York; The United States Military Academy at West Point, and the National University of Singapore. Professor Capaldi received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. His principal research and teaching interest is in public policy and its intersection with political science, philosophy, law, religion, and economics. He is the author of 7 books, over 80 articles, and editor of six anthologies. He is a member of the editorial board of six journals and has served most recently as editor of Public Affairs Quarterly. Professor Capaldi is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Mellon Foundation, The U.S. Department of Education, The Board of Regents of Louisiana, and the John Templeton Foundation among others. He is an internationally recognized scholar and a domestic public policy specialist on such issues as higher education, bio-ethics, business ethics, affirmative action, and immigration. Professor Capaldi’s recent publications include articles on corporate social responsibility, the ethics of free market societies, and an intellectual biography of John Stuart Mill in connection with which he was recently interviewed on C-SPAN’s Booknotes.

Ananda Das Gupta

has been engaged in teaching and research for more than eighteen years. Currently he is Head (HRD-Area) and Chairperson-PGDM-ABPM. His core areas of teaching and research include Organizational Development, Strategic Human Resources Management, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics at Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore - a national level sectoral management school set up at the initiative of Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. He has a Masters Degree in Commerce with specialization in Personnel Management and obtained his doctorate as a UGC-research Fellow. Ananda is a Life Fellow of the Indian Academy of Social Sciences and a Member of the Indian Society of Labour Economics. He is a Doctoral Supervisor for many Indian Universities including the prestigious BITS-Pilani. He has edited Special Issues of the following Journals: India of International Journal of Social Economics - an Emerald Journal and is currently a Guest Editor for Social Responsibility Journal, also an Emerald Journal. Ananda Das Gupta's books include the following: Human Values in Management, Ashgate Publishing limited, England, 2004. Ethics in Business, Rawat Publications, Jaipur/New Delhi, 2005, Corporate Citizenship: Perspectives in the New Century, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom

Liangrong Zu

is a senior specialist in corporate social responsibility, business ethics, corporate restructuring and sustainable development. He has been working for the United Nations and central government for about 20 years. Currently he is a senior trainer of enterprise development, teaching and doing research at the “International Training Centre” of the “International Labour Organization” (ILO). He holds a master degree in economics of education, and obtained his PhD in business and management at “Nottingham University Business School”, specializing in corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and enterprise restructuring. He is the author of “Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Restructuring and Firm’s Performance: Empirical Evidence from China” published by Springer. He has also authored many articles published in national and international journals.

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“The Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues affecting society. … This resource is targeted toward those at an undergraduate level that are beginning to explore the impacts on society. It is a reference resource that enables the reader to gain an initial understanding of the issue and acts as a starting platform for further investigation on the topic of interest.” (Gina Nason, Reference Reviews, Vol. 28 (6), 2014)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedia of Corporate Social Responsibility
Editors
  • Samuel O. Idowu
  • Nicholas Capaldi
  • Liangrong Zu
  • Ananda Das Gupta
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28087-0
Print ISBN
978-3-642-28035-1
eReference ISBN
978-3-642-28036-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LVI, 2772
Number of Illustrations and Tables
118 b/w illustrations, 108 illustrations in colour
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