Innovations and Their Diffusion Versus CSR Practices

  • Dariusz Firszt
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The aim of the chapter is to analyse the impact of innovative enterprises in social change and the possibility of a conscious influence on this process by enterprises applying rules of corporate social responsibility. In the first part, the study attempts to identify the mechanisms of influence of innovation on social change. In particular, the identified social risks arising from the rapid pace of implementation and diffusion of innovation are addressed. The second part of the chapter describes the tools to manage innovation processes by which companies can reduce the negative social effects stemming from innovation. The scale and pace of social transformations which stimulate technical progress have increased significantly due to globalisation. One of the most important dimensions of globalisation is the spread of technology standards through the international transfer of technology. Therefore, the last part of the chapter describes the challenges of corporate social responsibility faced by companies participating in the international transfer of technology, both for exporters and importers of technology.


Corporate Social Responsibility Social Capital Corporate Social Responsibility Activity Innovative Activity Digital Divide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied EconomicsCracow University of EconomicsKrakowPoland

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