Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Practices, Issues and Global Perspectives


Charles Richard Baker (Editor)
Willumstad School of Business, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, USA

Series: Management Science – Theory and Applications
BISAC: BUS042000

Corporate Social Reponsibility is a topic that has gained widespread significance in recent years in a variety of academic disciplines, as well as in corporate boardrooms. Edited by Professor C. Richard Baker of Adelphi University, New York, this book presents nine orginial chapters addressing CSR practices and issues from a global perspective. The expert authors come from a variety of different countries and as a result they offer a global perspective on issues related to CSR. The areas of specialization of the authors range from banking and investment management, to marketing luxury goods, to construction and manufacturing.

The appraoches towards CSR include methodological perspectives ranging from theoretical studies, to empirical analyses, to surveys and case studies. As a whole, the authors take the position that CSR is both important and something which should be encouraged on a worldwide basis. This book may be a useful accompaniment to both undergraduate and graduate courses with a focus on business and society, corporate social responsibility as well as business ethics and management. In addition, it would be a useful resource for academics interested in pursuing research on CSR issues and business executives interested in studying CSR practices from a global perspective.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Socially Responsible Investment Funds
(Rosa Adamo, Domenica Federico and Antonella Notte, Department of Business and Law, University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy, and others)

Chapter 2. The Philosophical Dimensions of Social Responsibilities from the Bhagavad-Gita
(Balakrishnan Muniapan and Biswajit Satpathy, School of Business & Administration, Wawasan Open University, Penang, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 3. The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in the International Banking Sector
(Giuliana Birindelli and Mariantonietta Intonti, Department of Management and Business Administration, “G. d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy, and others)

Chapter 4. Corporate Social Responsibility as a Strategic Goal in Business: A Case Study
(Mária Janošková and Daniela Palaščáková, Technical University of Košice, Košice, Slovakia)

Chapter 5. Modeling the Influence of Consumers’ Attitudes Towards Corporate Socially Responsible Behavior
(Isabell Koinig, Sandra Diehl, and Barbara Mueller, Department of Media and Communications, Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt, Austria, and others)

Chapter 6. Corporate Social Responsible Luxury: Reality or Fad?
(Sandra Maria Correia Loureiro, Padma Panchapakesan and Margaux Doignon, Marketing, Operations and General Management Department, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Business Research Unit (BRU/UNIDE) Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 7. Corporate Social Responsibility of the Construction Sector in Spain
(Marta Mª Domínguez-Herrera, PhD, Olga González-Morales, PhD and Eduardo González-Díaz, PhD, Department of Techniques and Projects in Engineering and Architecture, University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, and others)

Chapter 8. Attitudes Towards Corporate Social Responsibility: A Cross-Cultural Study
(M. Rosario González-Rodríguez, M. Carmen Díaz-Fernández and Biagio Simonetti, University of Seville, Seville, Spain, and others)

Chapter 9. Corporate Social Responsibility at Michelin
(C. Richard Baker and Bruno Cohanier, Adelphi University, New York, NY, USA, and others)


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