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Issues for Debate in Corporate Social Responsibility

Issues for Debate in Corporate Social Responsibility
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August 2009 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Issues for Debate in Corporate Social Responsibility is a contemporary collection of articles covering core issues within the controversial topic of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The book is intended to supplement core courses in the Business and Management titled Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment of Business, Business Ethics, and Business Policy. The book offers an insight into topics often covered in CSR courses and texts: organizational issues; economic issues; and societal issues. There are a total of 15 highly contemporary and data-rich articles in the collection. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material.
Annotated Contents
1. Corporate Social Responsibility: Is Good Citizenship Good for the Bottom Line?
2. Curbing CEO Pay: Is Executive Compensation Out of Control?
3. Gender Pay Gap: Are Women Paid Fairly in the Workplace?
4. Labor Unions? Future: Can They Survive in the Age of Globalization?
5. Socially Responsible Investing: Can Investors Do Well by Doing Good?
6. Regulating Credit Cards: Are Tougher Regulations Needed to Protect Consumers?
7. Fair Trade Labeling: Is It Helping Small Farmers in Developing Countries?
8. Buying Green: Does It Really Help the Environment?
9. Consumer Safety: Do Government Regulators Need More Power?
10. Limiting Lawsuits: Is Business Pushing Too Hard to Restrict Litigation?
11. The New Environmentalism: Can New Business Policies Save the Environment?
12. Confronting Warming: Can States and Localities Prevent Climate Change?
13. Carbon Trading: Will It Reduce Global Warming?
14. Ecotourism: Does It Help or Hurt Fragile Lands and Cultures?
15. Philanthropy in America: Are Americans Generous Givers?

The problem with this book is that it is totally 100% US-oriented, which can be problematic for non-US scholars and students. The idea of the book itself is good and a non-US educators can use it selectively, choosing the topics relevant to the reality of their countries. I hope such textbook with European orientation will be prepared in the future. I would personally love to see a text like this with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe.

Dr Maciej Koczerga
Business Administration , Poznan University of Economics
August 16, 2010

Sample Materials & Chapters

2. Curbing CEO Pay

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