Corporate Social Responsibility
- Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen - Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Why has CSR become part of the mainstream business and academic agenda in the 21st century? How can CSR be fully integrated in business strategy and day-to-day operations? Do companies become more vulnerable to criticism from stakeholders if they make public their commitment to CSR?
These are just some of the questions and challenges explored in this exciting new textbook. Readers will not only gain comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the history of CSR, the key CSR drivers, the main theoretical CSR perspectives and the dominant CSR practices found in the business community, they will also, more crucially, learn how to implement CSR in practice.
Written and edited by leading academics in the field, Corporate Social Responsibility is an engaging and accessible text designed for any student seeking an introduction to this complex and ambiguous subject.
The book is complemented by free online resources, including annotated web links, free full-text journal articles and more.
- PowerPoint Slides
- SAGE Journal Articles
- Weblinks to additional online readings
This text provided the students with a good grounding and wider understanding of the subject.
The book "Corporate Social Responsibility" by Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen represents a comprehensive presentation of CSR issues with contemporary good examples. The book relevantly incorporates theory and practice that makes it a useful textbook. CSR challengers are studied in the context of Leadership, Human Resource Management, Social Accounting and Innovation. Clear chapter objectives, real-life case studies and discussion questions facilitate focusing on CSR key points that are illustrated by the examples of the worldwide best practices. Discussion questions stimulate thinking about key issues and debate about key challenges.
I felt the book provided a solid insight to the difficulties being faced by organisation when discussing sustainability.
An enjoyable read.
This is an essential reading for research students in the context of a globalised world in which the impacts of major corporations is felt even in remote areas. The role and contributions business social responsibility is less understood and the book offers a critical reading approach to these activities.
Excellent text, easy to read with a good concise flow
This book is designed for effective teaching given its rich examples and useful case studies. It will be a valuable addition to our reading list.
A new addition in content of the module. Adopted as an additional reading for the students.
The book is very interesting and actual. Chapter 4 and chapter 5 are very adequate to my students, so I decided to recommend this book.
Good all round text covering key topics for both undergraduate and post graduate students.