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Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance

The Contribution of Economic Theory and Related Disciplines

  • Lorenzo Sacconi
  • Margaret Blair
  • R. Edward Freeman
  • Alessandro Vercelli

Part of the International Economic Association Series book series (IEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Nature of the Firm and its Governance Structure: Human Asset Specificity, Team Production and the Stakeholder Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. Edward Freeman, Andrew C. Wicks, Bidhan Parmar
      Pages 52-72
    3. Margaret M. Blair, Lynn A. Stout
      Pages 99-127
  3. Normative Foundations of CSR as a Corporate Governance Model: Social Contract of the Firm, Reputations and Rational Agency

  4. CSR, Social Standards and Multi-Stakeholder Organisations According to the Behavioral Economics Perspective

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 432-441

About this book


Corporate social responsibility is examined in this book as multi-stakeholder approach to corporate governance. This volume outlines neo-institutional and stakeholder theories of the firm, new rational choice and social contract normative models, self regulatory and soft law models, and the advances from behavioural economics.


agents behavioral economics corporate governance corporate social responsibility CSR economic theory economics equilibrium game theory Governance production rational choice Stakeholder trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorenzo Sacconi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Margaret Blair
    • 3
  • R. Edward Freeman
    • 4
  • Alessandro Vercelli
    • 5
  1. 1.University of TrentoItaly
  2. 2.Inter-university Research CenterUniversity of Milan-BicoccaItaly
  3. 3.Vanderbilt University Law SchoolUSA
  4. 4.Darden School of BusinessUniversity of VirginiaUSA
  5. 5.Department of Economic Policy, Finance and DevelopmentUniversity of SienaItaly

About the editors

LUCIANO ANDREOZZI University of Trento, Italy MASAHIKO AOKI Stanford University, USA LEONARDO BECCHETTI University of Rome 'Tor Vergata', Italy AVNER BEN-NER University of Minnesota, USA BRUCE CHAPMAN University of Toronto, Canada ERNIE ENGLANDER George Washington University, USA BRUNO S. FREY University of Zurich, Switzerland ALLEN KAUFMAN University of New Hampshire, USA LI-WEN LIN University of Illinois, USA MARGIT OSTERLOH University of Zurich, Switzerland NOEMI PACE University of Rome 'Tor Vergata', Italy BIDHAN PARMAR University of Virginia, USA LOUIS PUTTERMAN Brown University, USA TING REN Peking University, China LYNN A. STOUT University of California, Los Angeles, USA VIKTOR J. VANBERG University of Freiburg, Germany ANDREW WICKS University of Virginia, USA CYNTHIA A. WILLIAMS University of Illinois, USA OLIVER E. WILLIAMSON University of California, Berkeley, USA HOSSAM ZEITOUN University of Zurich, Switzerland

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