CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance

Disciplining the Undisciplined?

Perspectives from Business, Society and Politics on Responsible Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Editors: Brueckner, Martin, Spencer, Rochelle, Paull, Megan (Eds.)

    • Stresses the importance of value-based education in business schools
    • Explores the intersections between business and sustainability
    • Offers theoretical and empirical insights into how the concepts of responsible citizenship, CSR and sustainability can be understood, researched and taught
    • Identifies challenges and opportunities for socially relevant scholarship
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This book explores how the interrelated concepts of responsible citizenship, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability can be interpreted, researched and taught. It contributes to the much-needed debate on the role of universities – and business schools in particular – in the context of rising social and environmental stakes and growing calls for 'doing business the right way'. The book offers diverse perspectives on the concepts of responsible citizenship, CSR and sustainability, with individual contributions focusing on the conceptual implications for specific disciplines, exploring associated challenges and opportunities, and raising methodological and theoretical concerns for the teaching and research of these concepts laden with complexity and ambiguity. The book is divided into three major parts, the first of which presents conceptual, theoretical and ethical issues. In turn, part two explores specific disciplines' perspectives. Lastly, part three presents hands-on experiences from the field. Thanks to this threefold approach, the book not only offers a guide to direct future research, but can also be used as a text for advanced courses on responsible citizenship, CSR and sustainability.  

About the authors

Dr Martin Brueckner is co-director of the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability and senior lecturer in sustainability at Murdoch University, Australia. He is a social ecologist with a background in management, economics and environmental policy. His research is focused on industry-community relations, sustainable communities and regional sustainability with a social justice emphasis.
Dr. Rochelle Spencer is co-director of the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability and is a senior lecturer in Development Studies at Murdoch University. As an anthropologist of development, Rochelle’s work focuses on Africa, Cuba and north east Arnhem Land with development NGOs focusing on issues pertaining to capacity building, indigenous social enterprise, experiential learning, smallholder farmers and sustainable tourism using participatory processes.

Dr. Megan Paull is co-director of the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability and senior lecturer in management at Murdoch University in Western Australia. Her research interests include governance, nonprofit organisations, volunteers and volunteer management, and all aspects of organisational behaviour including when behaviour is not so "good". 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Teaching for Tomorrow: Preparing Responsible Citizens

    Brueckner, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Beyond Mechanism: An Organicist Business Education for the Anthropocene

    Ellis, Neville R.

    Pages 21-38

  • Overcoming Sustainability Displacement: The Challenge of Making Sustainability Accessible in the Here and Now

    Saunders, Angus Morrison (et al.)

    Pages 39-53

  • Why Business Firms Have Moral Obligations to Mitigate Climate Change

    Schwenkenbecher, Anne

    Pages 55-70

  • CSR for Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction? Critical Perspectives from the Anthropology of Development

    Spencer, Rochelle

    Pages 73-87

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71449-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71448-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disciplining the Undisciplined?
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Business, Society and Politics on Responsible Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Editors
  • Martin Brueckner
  • Rochelle Spencer
  • Megan Paull
Series Title
CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71449-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71449-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71448-6
Series ISSN
2196-7075
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 271
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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