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Responsible People

The Role of the Individual in CSR, Entrepreneurship and Management Education

  • Francisca Farache
  • Georgiana Grigore
  • Alin Stancu
  • David McQueen
  • Spotlights the role of individuals in promoting social change, including case studies from developed and developing economies

  • Explores present and future approaches to teaching CSR in business schools

  • Considers the citizens, consumers and stakeholders shaping the future of CSR globally


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Francisca Farache, Georgiana Grigore, David McQueen, Alin Stancu
    Pages 1-12
  3. People, Responsibility and Entrepreneurship

  4. People, Practitioners and CSR Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Irene Garnelo-Gomez, Anastasiya Saraeva
      Pages 115-134
    3. Maria Teresa Bosch Badia, Joan Montllor-Serrats, Maria-Antonia Tarrazon-Rodon
      Pages 135-153
    4. Véronique Boulocher-Passet, Francisca Farache, Nadia Lonsdale, Wybe Popma
      Pages 155-172
  5. Citizens, Consumers, Stakeholders—Shaping the Future of CSR

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


This book brings the focus of corporate responsibility back to the people who are driving change in contemporary practice. Expanding current conceptualizations of CSR, the chapters come together to explore the work of a range of individuals in charge of CSR practices in contributing to societal good. Including topics such as leadership, social entrepreneurship, responsible management education, non-profit organizations and citizen activism, it aims to expand current mainstream understanding of the role individuals have in shaping CSR theory, practice, policies, and discourses.


corporate responsibility individual responsibility social entrepreneurship SMEs management education citizen action non-profits

Editors and affiliations

  • Francisca Farache
    • 1
  • Georgiana Grigore
    • 2
  • Alin Stancu
    • 3
  • David McQueen
    • 4
  1. 1.Brighton Business SchoolUniversity of BrightonBrightonUK
  2. 2.Henley Business SchoolUniversity of ReadingHenley-on-ThamesUK
  3. 3.Bucharest University of Economic StudiesBucharestRomania
  4. 4.Faculty of Media and CommunicationBournemouth UniversityPooleUK

About the editors

Francisca Farache is a principal lecturer at Brighton Business School, UK. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, business ethics, corporate communication and CSR communication.

Georgiana Grigore is a lecturer in marketing at Henley Business School, UK. She is co-chair of the International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business. Her major area of research is in marketing and corporate responsibility, including changes that result from digital media.

Alin Stancu is Associate Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Relations at Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. His current research interests include: business ethics, corporate social responsibility and marketing-management. He is the co-founder of the International Conference on Social Responsibility, Ethics and Sustainable Business.

David McQueen is a researcher, author and lecturer in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, UK. His research interests include broad questions of media, power and politics; critical perspectives on PR and the media; lobbying; government, military and party-political PR; CSR and ‘greenwashing’.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Responsible People
  • Book Subtitle The Role of the Individual in CSR, Entrepreneurship and Management Education
  • Editors Francisca Farache
    Georgiana Grigore
    Alin Stancu
    David McQueen
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Governance, Leadership and Responsibility
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Governance, Leadership and Responsibility
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-10739-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-10740-6
  • Series ISSN 2662-1304
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-1312
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 283
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Corporate Social Responsibility
    Small Business
    Management Education
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