An Ontologically Innovative Design of CSR Strategies: Enabling Value Added Institutional Collaborations

  • Fragkoulis Akis Papagiannis
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Governance, Leadership and Responsibility book series (PSGLR)


This chapter introduces an ontological design of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) framework. Enterprise ontology contributes to CSR conceptualisation enabling institutional collaborations and arbitrage. In a post-financial crisis era where corporate budgets are limited, there is an increasing interest from organisational stakeholders to focus on the practical aspect of managerial applications of CSR. The specific objectives of this chapter are firstly, to design a framework entailing long-term critical success factors (CSFs) necessary for a sustainable CSR design, secondly, to identify key performance indicators (KPIs) necessary for the implementation of a CSR strategy and finally, to realise internal and external socio-economic and political forces of the indicated stakeholders that shape the CSR policies and collaborations.


Business strategy CSR Ontology Value added collaborations 


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  • Fragkoulis Akis Papagiannis
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  1. 1.Liverpool Business SchoolLiverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK

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