Persistence of Discrimination as CSR Failure

  • Christina Keinert-Kisin
Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)


Having considered the particular content of a corporate responsibility not to discriminate against women in the workplace, reasons behind organizational failure to actualize this CSR will be considered. If women of all the right skills and organizations are principally available and willing to take responsibility in organizations, deficits in the potentials themselves are not to blame for continuous under-representation. If organizations have good economic, legal and ethical reason to ensure equal opportunity in their own interest—hence there is no principled rationality in organizational discrimination against women—so far underconsidered reasons must be the cause for persistent discrimination. On each level of CSR—economic, legal and ethical responsibility—reasons for failure to actualize these responsibilities will be thought through. The hypotheses will later be tested empirically.


Equal Opportunity Gender Stereotype Selection Decision Implicit Association Male Manager 
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  • Christina Keinert-Kisin
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  1. 1.University of ViennaViennaAustria

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