The Managerial Sources of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Spread of Global Standards

Cover: The Managerial Sources of Corporate Social Responsibility

Cover: The Managerial Sources of Corporate Social Responsibility

Christian Thauer – 2014

Why and under which conditions do companies voluntarily adopt high social and environmental standards? Christian Thauer looks inside the firm to illustrate the internal drivers of the social conduct of business. He argues that corporate social responsibility (CSR) assists decision-makers to resolve managerial dilemmas. Drawing on transaction cost economics, he asks why and which dilemmas bring CSR to the fore. In this context he describes a managerial dilemma as a situation where the execution of management's decisions transforms the mode of cooperation within the organization from a hierarchy to one in which managers become dependent on, and vulnerable to, the behavior of subordinates. Thauer provides empirical illustration of his theory by examining automotive and textile factories in South Africa and China. Thauer demonstrates that CSR is often driven by internal management problems rather than by the external pressures that corporations confront.

Titel
The Managerial Sources of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Spread of Global Standards
Verlag
Cambridge
Ort
Cambridge University Press
Schlagwörter
Multinationale Unternehmen (MNU), Internationale Normen, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Teilprojekt D2
Datum
2014
Sprache
eng
Art
Text

Inhaltsverzeichnis


List of Figures

List of Tables

1 Introduction 

2 A Theory of Internal Drivers of Corporate Social Responsibility 

3 Corporate Social Responsibility: An Inside-view Approach and perspective 

4 Internal Driver 1: The Human Resources Dilemma 

5 Internal Drivers 2 and 3: The Technological Specialization and Foreign Direct Investment Dilemmas 

6 Internal Driver 4: The Brand Reputation Dilemma 

7 Conclusion: Internal Drivers, Corporate Social Responsibility, and the Spread of Global Standards 

References 

Interviews 

Index