Socially Responsible IT Management

Socially Responsible IT Management

Chapter 12 shows which department is best equipped to handle which tasks and
recommends a division of labor for achieving socially responsible information
technology management. The importance of internal and external public relations
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Author: Michael Erbschloe

Publisher: Digital Press

ISBN: 1555582907

Category: Computers

Page: 362

View: 514

A one-minute-manager approach to issues, "Socially Responsible IT Management" explains how following each principle can save money or time. With step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish objectives, this book shows readers how to overcome the social crisis that has resulted from the widespread use of information technology.
Categories: Computers

Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

The book is split into three parts; the first part provides the theoretical background of CSR, the second part examines various CSR approaches and how they can be implemented, and the third part discusses measuring and communicating CSR.

Author: Debbie Haski-Leventhal

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526448354

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 943

With the changing expectations of consumers, employees and regulators, being best in the world is no longer enough. Businesses are now also expected to be best for the world: to be socially and environmentally responsible, sustainable and ethical. Based on the idea that strategic CSR offers the most holistic and effective approach to corporate social responsibility, the author presents the key concepts, theories and philosophical approaches to CSR, along with the practical tools needed to implement this knowledge in the real world. The book is split into three parts; the first part provides the theoretical background of CSR, the second part examines various CSR approaches and how they can be implemented, and the third part discusses measuring and communicating CSR. Each chapter contains questions for reflection & discussion, exercises, and case studies from globally recognised brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Nestle, Marks & Spencer, TOMS Shoes, LEGO, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. The book is complemented by chapter specific lecturer PowerPoint slides, which can be found here. Suitable reading for students on Corporate Social Responsibility modules.
Categories: Business & Economics

Management Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility

Management Culture and Corporate Social Responsibility

This monograph focuses on the level of management culture development in organizations attempting to disclose it not only with the help of theoretical insights but also by the approach based on employees and managers.

Author: Pranas Žukauskas

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9781789230086

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 635

This monograph focuses on the level of management culture development in organizations attempting to disclose it not only with the help of theoretical insights but also by the approach based on employees and managers. Why was the term "management culture" that is rarely found in literature selected for the analysis? We are quite often faced with problems of terminology. Especially, it often happens in the translation from one language to another. While preparing this monograph, the authors had a number of questions on how to decouple the management culture from organization's culture and from organizational culture, how to separate management culture from managerial culture, etc. However, having analysed a variety of scientific research, it appeared that there is no need to break down the mentioned cultures because they still overlap. Therefore, it is impossible to completely separate the management culture from the formal or informal part of organizational culture. Management culture inevitably exists in every organization, only its level of development may vary.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility

The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility

An authoritative review of the academic research that has both prompted, and responded to, these issues, the text provides clear thinking and perspectives on CSR and the debates around it.

Author: Andrew Crane

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199211590

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 590

View: 768

CSR encompasses broad questions about the changing relationship between business, society, and government. An authoritative review of the academic research that has both prompted, and responded to, these issues, the text provides clear thinking and perspectives on CSR and the debates around it.
Categories: Business & Economics

Social Responsibility Sustainability Education and Management

Social Responsibility   Sustainability  Education and Management

The findings indicated that excellence in individual social units and other social
systems can only be achieved by means of systematic, professional, transparent
and socially responsible management. 8. CONCLUSIONS There is no developed
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Author: Matjaž Mulej

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781608059041

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 651

Current global economic crises call for social responsibility to replace neo-liberalistic, one-sided and short-term criteria causing monopolies of global enterprises. The triad ‘freedom, brotherhood, equality’ and ‘the invisible hand’ support the hypothesis of interdependence among humans. Humanity’s existence is endangered under the threat of global capitalism, unless the social responsibility’s concept ‘everyone’s social responsibility impacts everyone in society’ becomes the new socio-economic order, realized alongside concepts as ‘interdependence’ and ‘holism’ and using its principles of accountability, transparency, ethical behavior, respect for stakeholders, for the rule of law, for international norms and human rights. Social Responsibility – A non-technological innovation process explores the realm of social responsibility in the context of innovation, business practice and economic crises. Readers can apply related principles to their business practices and enhance their business prospects in a modern environment facing the challenges of socio-economic crises. This volume is intended for graduates and professionals working in government organizations and commercial enterprises, to learn basic concepts about social responsibility and introduce holistic management practices in their daily and professional lives.
Categories: Social Science

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action

This volume considers ways to overcome the difficulties that arise around CSR in action.

Author: Dr Frank de Bakker

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409459866

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 155

Since the mid 1990s political and public debates about the social responsibilities of firms have gained renewed force. Although CSR seems to be a well defined concept in management literature, in its diverse applications the CSR concept loses much of its pertinence. In Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action, the authors focus on different aspects of managing CSR in action to capture differences between discourse and practice. By examining the question from three angles - talking about CSR, doing CSR and measuring CSR - they attempt to make sense of the difference between practice and reality. This volume considers ways to overcome the difficulties that arise around CSR in action.
Categories: Social Science

A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility

A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility provides a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge theories and research that can lead to a more multifaceted understanding of corporate social responsibility in its various forms, ...

Author: Dr François Maon

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409456407

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 460

View: 303

Corporate social responsibility has grown into a global phenomenon that encompasses businesses, consumers, governments, and civil society, and many organizations have adopted its discourse. Yet corporate social responsibility remains an uncertain and poorly defined ambition, with few absolutes. First, the issues that organizations must address can easily be interpreted to include virtually everyone and everything. Second, with their unique, often particular characteristics, different stakeholder groups tend to focus only on specific issues that they believe are the most appropriate and relevant in organizations' corporate social responsibility programs. Thus, beliefs about what constitutes a socially responsible and sustainable organization depend on the perspective of the stakeholder. Third, in any organization, the beliefs of organizational members about their organization's social responsibilities vary according to their function and department, as well as their own managerial fields of knowledge. A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility provides a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge theories and research that can lead to a more multifaceted understanding of corporate social responsibility in its various forms, the pressures and conflicts that result from these different understandings, and some potential solutions for reconciling them.
Categories: Business & Economics

Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resource Management

Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resource Management

INTRODUCTION This chapter examines the issue of corporate social
responsibility (CSR) by examining 'socially desirable HRM practices' (SDHRMP)
via existing HRM theories and proposing a new model – the 'double triangle
model' (DTM) ...

Author: Mine Karataş-Özkan

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781783476367

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 885

Including both theoretical and empirical chapters, the contributors explore how global organisations and organisational networks can collaborate with stakeholders within their community to leverage their HRM strategies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Corporate Management Corporate Social Responsibility and Customers An Empirical Investigation

Corporate Management  Corporate Social Responsibility and Customers  An Empirical Investigation

As this quote clearly demonstrates, the importance of corporate social
responsibility (CSR) is on the rise. Indeed, more and more companies are
engaging in CSR-related activities such as cause-related marketing (CRM),
employee ...

Author: Heike L”ber

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 9783842873810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

View: 352

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of corporations is a trend today. However, the more companies are practicing it, the less it becomes a unique business strategy helping to differentiate from competitors. For that reason, this study examines whether an integration of customers in all decisions and/or the carrying out of different CSR activities leads to it being a more effective marketing strategy. In the conceptual part, a definition of CSR is given: Different approaches are presented reaching from a more detailed one dealing with economic, legal, ethical and discretionary responsibilities according to the pyramid of CSR, to a less specific one, which is taken as the basis of the paper. Key characteristics of CSR as well as different motivations exemplified in the normative and the business case are described and a critical evaluation of CSR is taken into consideration by means of the shareholder view of CSR and the stakeholder theory. Moreover, CSR in Germany is compared with CSR in America in order to give a global perspective of the CSR phenomenon. Furthermore, the most common CSR activities are introduced. From those, cause-related marketing, employee volunteering, and corporate philanthropy are detailed with real company examples and respective advantages and disadvantages because those are the activities used in the study. A review of appropriate literature is given and for customer-related outcomes, social identity theory, attribution theory, and behavioral decision theory are regarded. The concept of customer integration has been adopted from the product innovation process, called open innovation, to CSR by using the means-end theory and the empowerment strategy. Taken together, the hypotheses have been development stating that customer integration leads to a more positive CSR belief, a stronger identification with the respective company as well as a more positive company evaluation and a much higher intent to buy the corporation?s product. These hypotheses have been tested in an online experiment using a fictive company and data has been evaluated via the analysis of variance. The study clarifies that customer integration is neither necessary nor does it hurt. It combines both a marketing tool and at the same time does something good. So, when taking into consideration some aspects, it is a strategy worth doing, with or without customer taking part in it.
Categories: Business & Economics

Management Principles

Management Principles

17 ETHICS , CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY , AND CORPORATE
GOVERNANCE THE PURPOSE OF THIS CHAPTER This chapter deals with
ethics and corporate social responsibility as much - debated contemporary mana
gement ...

Author: Pieter Johannes Smit

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 0702172952

Category: Management

Page: 468

View: 236

Book & CD. To improve on an award-winning book poses a major challenge to its authors. The authors of this book took the challenge head-on by conducting a major research study to determine what exactly the outcomes are that managers at different levels must deliver in contemporary organisations in South Africa, and the rest of Africa. The findings of this study, which dealt with current and near-future management issues, as well as classical and contemporary thinking about management, were used as the blueprint for the updating of this book. After placing management in context, the authors deal with the knowledge, skills and dispositions required of managers to perform the management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling in a volatile business world. Examples of how the functions are applied in practice are cited throughout the book. These examples refer mainly to South African organisations and situations that managers in South Africa, and Africa, have to deal with to create and sustain a competitive advantage for their organisations. The book endeavours to break down the silo effect of seeing the management functions as separate activities. This is done by continuously placing the management function at hand in a bigger context. This enables learners of management to assess the implications of management decisions on different people, processes, systems and so on that make up the organisation.
Categories: Management

Theory and Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility

Theory and Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility

Many different terms are used in order to describe the social responsible
management of the supply chain under a cross-functional perspective, with the
most dominating being Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM) (Carter
and ...

Author: Samuel O Idowu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642164617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 284

View: 261

Modern businesses and organizations understand that corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become an important factor for sustainable success. At the same time CSR has established itself as a widely accepted element of courses in managerial training and education. This book, designed to support CSR teaching, collects 14 essays that clearly illustrate and explain the benefits and challenges of socially responsible corporate policies. Aligning theory and practice, the book focuses on four central themes: management, environment and sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and accounting and financial reporting. Business students and experienced managers alike will find this book a valuable resource that helps them to discover the strong forces that link successful management with corporate social responsibility.
Categories: Business & Economics

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Exploring the place of CSR in different economic, social, political, and managerial contexts, this short guide considers the many positives, but also challenges, that CSR can present for companies, societies, and governments worldwide.

Author: Jeremy Moon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199671816

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

View: 539

Corporate social responsibility has been defined as 'the responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society'. Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) just window dressing or is it a contradiction in terms? In this Very Short Introduction, Jeremy Moon shows that CSR holds much morevalue than it first appears, and shows how it has come of age in recent years. Illustrating the sorts of CSR investments companies make, the ways in which they practice CSR, and the challenges this brings, Moon considers how the principles migrated from their US roots to become a global businessphenomenon. Exploring the place of CSR in different economic, social, political, and managerial contexts, this short guide considers the many positives, but also challenges, that CSR can present for companies, societies, and governments worldwide. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Business & Economics

Socially Responsible Finance and Investing

Socially Responsible Finance and Investing

Academy of Management Review32:3,794–816. Barney, Jay. 1997. Gaining and
Sustaining Competitive Advantage. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley. Baron, David.
2001. “Private Politics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Integrated Strategy ...

Author: H. Kent Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118237014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 786

A detailed look at the role of social responsibility in finance and investing The concept of socially responsible finance and investing continues to grow, especially in the wake of one of the most devastating financial crises in history. This includes responsibility from the corporate side (corporate social responsibility) as well as the investor side (socially responsible investing) of the capital markets. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, Socially Responsible Finance and Investing offers an important basis of knowledge regarding both the theory and practice of this ever-evolving area of finance. As part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, this book showcases contributed chapters from professionals and academics with extensive expertise on this particular subject. It provides a comprehensive view of socially responsible foundations and their applications to finance and investing as determined by the current state of research. Discusses many important issues associated with socially responsible finance and investing, like moral hazard and the concept of "too big to fail" Contains contributed chapters from numerous thought-leaders in the field of finance Presents comprehensive coverage starting with the basics and bringing you through to cutting-edge, current theory and practice Now more than ever, we need to be mindful of the social responsibilities of all investment practices. The recent financial crisis and recession has changed the financial landscape for years to come and Socially Responsible Finance and Investing is a timely guide to help us navigate this difficult terrain.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Aspen Institute Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs 2008 2009

The Aspen Institute Guide to Socially Responsible MBA Programs  2008 2009

... Information Technology (1) International Management (1) General
Management (5) Marketing (2) Organizational Behavior (2) Operations
Management (1) Strategy (2) KEY CONCENTRATIONS Corporate Social
Responsibility ACTIVITIES* ...

Author: The Aspen Institute

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781576756669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The Aspen Institute, a premier non-profit, research organization for corporate social responsibility, offers the first comprehensive guide to the world’s leading global MBA programs in CSR—an indispensable guide for prospective students, universities, hiring companies, and libraries. This guide provides an overview of how global MBA programs bring social impact management into their curricular and extracurricular programs. Social impact management, which includes environmental, ethical, and corporate governance issues, is the field of inquiry at the intersection of business needs and wider societal concerns that reflects their complex interdependency. Without an understanding of this interdependency, neither business nor the society in which it operates can thrive. Each year business schools from around the world strive to differentiate themselves and attract the best and the brightest future business leaders, while prospective MBAs are looking for a program that will provide effective management skills to succeed in the changing face of business. The bottom line is no longer exclusively dedicated to financial returns. Rather, business leaders must also consider the environmental and social impacts of their decisions in order to compete in today’s marketplace. The MBA schools that participate in the Aspen Institute’s survey, and are therefore highlighted in the Aspen Institute Guide for Socially Responsible MBA Programs: 2008-2009, are leaders in integrating these issues into their MBA curricula.
Categories: Business & Economics

Academic Social Responsibility

Academic Social Responsibility

The book Academic Social Responsibility - Sine Qua Non for Corporate Social Performance is our endeavor to disseminate the awareness of the significance of responsible (especially management) education not only for academic stakeholders, ...

Author: Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641132329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

View: 912

The book Academic Social Responsibility - Sine Qua Non for Corporate Social Performance is our endeavor to disseminate the awareness of the significance of responsible (especially management) education not only for academic stakeholders, but for the whole society. It is an interesting combination of theories, studies, recognitions, and experiences gained by authors from different countries, institutions, who function in various institutional and cultural conditions. The book is divided into “Introduction” and three parts: “Towards the Socially Responsible University”, “Socially Responsible Education for Enterprise Development”, “Human Voice in Responsible Management Education”. The authors present fresh concepts for socially responsible university, their impact on real business performance as well as discussions on specific issues when implementing academic social responsibility in practice.
Categories: Business & Economics

Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development

Corporate Social Responsibility and International Development

Presenting ideas for how business can lead the way in deriving the good from globalisation, this book makes the case that governments and their international agencies, grouped under the umbrella of the United Nations, have failed in their ...

Author: Michael Hopkins

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781849770897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 355

This book, written by noted Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practitioner Michael Hopkins, is the first to explicitly link CSR with development. It spells out what corporations are doing on development, what more they could do and how CSR can be a useful tool to promote economic development via corporations. This is important and challenging reading for all of those in government, business and NGOs who think that there must be a better, more effective and dynamic way to kick-start development and eradicate poverty.
Categories: Business & Economics

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This book seeks to enhance our understanding of the causes of ethical debacles in an era when ethical missteps can often lead to corporate bankruptcies or worse.

Author: Ronald R. Sims

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275980391

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

View: 114

Ethical failures are rooted in leadership failure, the lack of a corporate culture in which ethical concerns have been integrated, and unresponsiveness to key organizational stakeholders. This book seeks to enhance our understanding of the causes of ethical debacles in an era when ethical missteps can often lead to corporate bankruptcies or worse. Sims offers practical solutions for mitigating damage and preventing such problems from happening in the first place. He also explains how to institutionalize ethics throughout an organization. Sims asserts that organizations wishing to behave ethically must do more than harbor good intentions. Such companies must implement policies that inculcate the corporate culture with ethical values. They must also commit to ethical behavior in all interactions with internal and external stakeholders, including investors, customers, employees, and the community.
Categories: Business & Economics

Implementing Effective Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance

Implementing Effective Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance

Castka. In this publication we provide a framework to organizations for
establishing, maintaining, improving and documenting their Corporate Social
Responsibility/Corporate Governance (CSR/CG) management system. It has
been privately ...

Author:

Publisher: BSI British Standards Institution

ISBN: 9780580439537

Category: Corporate governance

Page: 27

View: 129

Provides a framework for organizations to establish, maintain, improve and document their corporate social responsibility management system.
Categories: Corporate governance

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Business World

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Business World

She is currently at an intermediate level in French. Dr. Asli Yuksel Mermod's
research areas cover Bank Management, CSR, Socially Responsible Investing,
Brand Equity, Electronic Finance, and Financial Services Marketing. She teaches
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Author: Asli Yüksel Mermod

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642376207

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 749

This book provides an overview of the application of Corporate Social Responsibility in businesses and corporations around the world. Primarily based on real cases, it focuses on different approaches to CSR from a global perspective. It provides a critique of the “wrong” practices often employed even by multinational organizations, and highlights the resultant negative effects. On the other hand the book demonstrates good examples that can help multinationals or even entire countries to achieve both a better reputation and increased profitability. “CSR in the Global Business World” is a rich resource of illustrative cases, serving both as a basis for ongoing research as well as for teaching purposes at the business school level.
Categories: Business & Economics

Corporate Social Responsibility as an International Strategy

Corporate Social Responsibility as an International Strategy

Increased financial performance and employee commitment are among the benefits the CSR model can offer corporations.

Author: Christina Keinert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3790820245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

View: 732

Increased financial performance and employee commitment are among the benefits the CSR model can offer corporations. This discussion presents practitioners and scholars with a unique examination of how firms can maximise productivity through the implementation of CSR programs. This publication discusses how CSR addresses business concerns of feasibility, barriers and drivers of internal and external practice; and whether a CSR program is likely to constitute a success or failure.
Categories: Business & Economics