24. Interrogating the Communicative Dimensions of Corporate Social Responsibility

  1. Dr. Øyvind Ihlen3,
  2. Jennifer L. Bartlett PhD4 and
  3. Steve May PhD5
  1. Lars Thøger Christensen PhD and
  2. George Cheney PhD

Published Online: 28 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118083246.ch24

The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility

The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility

How to Cite

Thøger Christensen, L. and Cheney, G. (2011) Interrogating the Communicative Dimensions of Corporate Social Responsibility, in The Handbook of Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility (eds Ø. Ihlen, J. L. Bartlett and S. May), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118083246.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Oslo, Norway

  2. 4

    Queensland University of Technology, Australia

  3. 5

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Marketing and Management, The University of Southern Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 24 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336344

Online ISBN: 9781118083246

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Keywords:

  • communicative dimensions of CSR;
  • studying CSR communication “in its own right”;
  • defining and shaping meaning of CSR;
  • communication, an important dimension of organizing;
  • conflict between talk and action and modes of communication;
  • ethical concern for public good and organizational practices;
  • leeway to organizations, experimenting with CSR communication;
  • broader question of intentionality;
  • dialogue, responsiveness and responsibility;
  • responsible communication in arena of CSR

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Communication as Organization

  • Differences Between Words and Action

  • Sincerity and the Question of Organizational Intentions and Motivations

  • Dialogue, Responsiveness and Responsibility

  • Conclusion

  • References