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Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen’s textbook brings a healthy dose of skepticism to a field that needs a critical and thorough house-cleaning. A wide spectrum of case-studies and a collection of solid academic voices offers up a well-rounded view of this jungle we call CSR.
This is book is a very comprehensive, clear and brilliantly-argued introduction to the different aspects of corporate social responsibility, sustainability and organizations. Written by eminent experts of business research the book provides a deep and refreshing perspective on the concepts, debates, theories and empirical realities of corporate social responsibility. It is therefore a "must-read" for the international community of scholars and practitioners of CSR, business ethics and sustainability management.
Corporate social responsiblity has taken a key position on the agenda of managers and academics over the past decades. Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen and colleagues brilliantly develop a fresh and thoughtful perspective on this critical issue. Building on their rich research and experience, the authors offer both theoretical and practical advice. Anyone interested in gaining a foothold on the mountain of literature on corporate social responsibility will find this well-timed book a rich source of ideas and inspiration.
This is a wonderful, rich yet accessible introduction to corporate social responsibility that exemplifies the relevance of CSR across the fields of business and management studies
Corporate Social Responsibility by Esben Pederson gives an excellent overview of our current understanding of CSR. It is practical for managers who are considering how to implement responsible management practices into the daily operations of companies, and it gives students a clear picture of why and how CSR is connected to the core activities of companies
This book is a much needed addition to the field for academic and practitioners teaching in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). It is clear and concise, with individual chapters easy to assign as class readings covering the basics of each highly relevant topic. I trust the book will be widely used in teaching as well as it will find an audience with CSR practitioners and researchers looking for an overview and update on specific issues
Esben Pedersen has gathered an able crew to navigate curious students around the world of CSR in 300 pages. Asking questions is the first and most important step to practice leadership in CSR, and in this anthology the reader will find answers to the most pertinent questions about what corporate social responsibility is, and isn’t, where it came from and where it may be heading.
This is a very valuable and substantial resource for learning about CSR. It combines scholarly grounding with practical insights, particularly through the case studies and discussion questions. It is well-organized, particularly through the focus on key internal and external challenges. It is upbeat but also critical
This book is a breath of fresh air in the panoply of CSR textbooks. It has a very welcome, distinctively European flavour and is unencumbered by the need to repeat the subjects and topics of other texts. Corporate Social Responsibility will meet the needs of those who want to understand CSR from the viewpoint of both inside and outside of the corporation, and from the perspective of supply chains, NGOs and Government.
The book summarizes the core aspects of CSR concept and management. Also, it includes in each chapter references enough in order to continue researching. Additionally, it provides students with reflection questions and real experiences.
This text provided the students with a good grounding and wider understanding of the subject.
The book "Corporate Social Responsibility" by Esben Rahbek Gjerdrum Pedersen represents a comprehensive presentation of CSR issues with contemporary good examples. The book relevantly incorporates theory and practice that makes it a useful textbook. CSR challengers are studied in the context of Leadership, Human Resource Management, Social Accounting and Innovation. Clear chapter objectives, real-life case studies and discussion questions facilitate focusing on CSR key points that are illustrated by the examples of the worldwide best practices.
I felt the book provided a solid insight to the difficulties being faced by organisation when discussing sustainability.
An enjoyable read.
This is an essential reading for research students in the context of a globalised world in which the impacts of major corporations is felt even in remote areas. The role and contributions business social responsibility is less understood and the book offers a critical reading approach to these activities.
Excellent text, easy to read with a good concise flow
This book is designed for effective teaching given its rich examples and useful case studies. It will be a valuable addition to our reading list.
A new addition in content of the module. Adopted as an additional reading for the students.
The book is very interesting and actual. Chapter 4 and chapter 5 are very adequate to my students, so I decided to recommend this book.
Good all round text covering key topics for both undergraduate and post graduate students.