Yozshunris Request an Inspection Copy. Monday — Friday, — UK time. Reviews This is an admirable piece of work that provides a good overview of the debate and critically examines how business can respond to sustainability challenges. Climate change, the resource constrained economy, and sustainability in general are amongst the hottest and most problematic topics for contemporary businesses. Innovation, Bisiness, and Design 7.
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Fourth Edition Michael Blowfield and Alan Murray Comprehensive coverage of the interaction between business and society reveals how CSR is defined, negotiated, and managed in the twenty-first century.
An objective, critical approach evaluates the theories and key drivers of CSR, as well as looking to the future for this ever-evolving subject. A range of discussion and case study questions promote reflection, debate, and critical thinking, challenging students to find ways for businesses to act in a truly responsible way.
New to this Edition: Updated and extended coverage of climate change, globalization, the gig economy, and the digitalization of business ensure all the latest issues to affect CSR are explored through a critical lens. Corporate Social Responsibility Michael Blowfield and Alan Murray Description In its journey from the margins to the mainstream, corporate social responsibility has become a significant part of the business agenda. Whilst society has always held expectations of business that go beyond maximising profits, the backdrop against which businesses now operate - characterised by financial crisis, climate change, political shifts, and population growth - has seen CSR become increasingly central to the ability of businesses to address global concerns.
The engaging, accessible style supports a critical perspective, while a forward-thinking outlook encourages you to consider how the interactions of business and society will continue to evolve. This book is supported by online resources.
For students: Additional case study sources - useful links for where to source further case studies and examples. Further reading - a comprehensive list of research to aid research. Suggested films - a list of films that illustrate issues relevant to CSR managers.
Sources on regulations and governance - links to important legislation and guidelines affecting CSR Web exercises - links to relevant websites direct you to valuable sources of information.
Journal club - links to seminal journal articles along with commentary on the paper, critical questions, and key points to consider.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Whilst society has always held expectations of business that go beyond wealth creation, the backdrop against which businesses now operate -characterised by financial crisis, climate change, political shifts, and population growth - has seen corporate responsibility becoming increasingly central to the ability of businesses to address global concerns. In a world where prosperity is measured in terms of economic growth, the pressure on business to maximise profits whilst also being held publically accountable for its social and environmental record, continues to increase. Drawing on numerous case studies, theories, and perspectives, this textbook explores what corporate responsibility reveals about the changing role of business in the twenty-first century. The third edition has been updated to reflect the full impact of the financial crisis and new examples of actual business practice have been presented throughout. These include: Google and their struggles with the Chinese government over censorship; Trafigura and their illegal dumping oftoxic waste; and Proctor and Gamble and their charitable work to provide clean water to poor communities.
Blowfield: Business and Sustainability
Additional Resources Description Climate change, the resource constrained economy, and sustainability in general are amongst the hottest and most problematic topics for contemporary businesses. He has worked as an academic and consultant in the field of corporate social and environmental responsibility with a particular focus on the socio-political context of corporate responsibility, and the role of business in society. Building on extensive experience in international development, including living and working in twenty different countries, he began a critical examination of corporate responsibility in global supply chains in the late s. He was principal investigator and programme manager for a portfolio of government and corporate-funded projects that analyzed the field of corporate responsibility in the context of developing countries. It is well supported by both theory and case studies and is written in a clear and compelling manner. It will be an invaluable resource for students on our programmes, since the structure is well aligned with our curriculum.