Corporate Social Responsibilities: Yesterday and Tomorrow

  • Moses L. Pava
Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 11)


Predicting how we will come to understand corporate social responsibilities in the future is inextricably linked to today’s definition of the corporation. As numerous business ethicists have come to realize, discussions of corporate social responsibilities necessarily entail more broad-based and fundamental discussions of the definition, nature, and function of the modern business corporation (see, for example, (xcWalton, 1967 and (xcWalton, 1992), (xcDonaldson, 1982), (xcGilbert, 1992), (xcSolomon, 1992), (xcDonaldson and Dunfee, 1994,) (xcFrederick, 1995), (xcHartman, 1996). Before one can answer the question of what are corporate social responsibilities and how will our understanding of these responsibilities evolve in the future, one has to grapple with the prior question: What is the business corporation?


Corporate Social Responsibility Business Ethic Social Responsibility Fair Trade Stakeholder Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Moses L. Pava
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  1. 1.Yeshiva UniversityUSA

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