This book has a double attraction. In the first place, the topic addressed is undoubtedly of interest, as it helps to clarify the meaning of CSR and its close connection to the values of the social economy. In fact, in the 19th century, cooperative firms were the ones who systematically began to develop CSR in a systematic way based on cooperative principles. Secondly, this study addresses the problems of CSR and the social economy, both from a global European perspective, and from a practical approach, based on the analysis of specific cases in different sectors of economic activity. And, all this, with the rigor deployed by a wide group of accredited experts in the field. In short, an essential work for those who wish to deepen their knowledge in the field.
Jose Luís Monzón-Campos
Professor of Applied Economics
President of the Scientific Committee of CIRIEC-España
University of Valencia
This book provides a much needed insight into the ways organizational design correlates with corporate social responsibility in third sector institutions. Eight experts in various subfields of the social economy examine the link between this unique organizational form and the sense of social responsibility it fosters in economies as varied as Spain, Venezuela and Mexico. Their works collectively make a positive contribution to a better understanding and subsequent appreciation of third sector institutions as effective instruments to counterveil the challenges posed by a commercial economics. Recommended.
Bülent Temel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Economics