Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Change

Institutional and Organizational Perspectives

  • Arnaud Sales

Part of the Ethical Economy book series (SEEP, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction and Theoretical Perspectives

  3. The New Dynamics of Corporate Social Responsibility Standards: Public and Private Initiatives

  4. Corporate Strategies and Current Issues

  5. Implementing CSR: Social Actors’ Role in Organizational Change

About this book


This wide-ranging book examines the new dynamics of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the impact they have had on the transformation of business corporations. Written by an international group of distinguished experts in management and organization studies, economics and sociology, the book leads one to theoretically and practically rethink CSR, a movement that has developed into a strong and rich institutional domain since the mid 1990s. Through 14 chapters, the book shows the complexity, diversity and progression of the institutional work performed by a large number of individual and organizational actors in specialized networks to develop this strategic field. Central to this book are: the core issues associated with the field of CSR; recent advances in the development, dissemination and implementation of public and private standards of social responsibility; the pressing challenges of developing sustainable strategies of value creation in the face of global warming and underdevelopment; and finally, examples of how CSR has been implemented and institutionalized within business organizations with special attention to the role played by a variety of social actors in organizational change. Conceived as a movement, corporate social responsibility spearheads a transformation project challenging traditional and outmoded forms of corporate governance that frequently pose troublesome ethical issues. From this standpoint, Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Change will serve as a reference point for academics, researchers, managers and practitioners.


Business Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility Global Governance Mechanisms Agents and Institutions Ethics of Organizations Private Transnational Authorities

Editors and affiliations

  • Arnaud Sales
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversité de MontréalMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15405-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15407-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-2707
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-2723
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