3. Corporate Social Responsibility

  1. H. Kent Baker and
  2. John R. Nofsinger
  1. Heather Elms1 and
  2. Michelle Westermann-Behaylo2

Published Online: 12 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118524015.ch3

Socially Responsible Finance and Investing: Financial Institutions, Corporations, Investors, and Activists

Socially Responsible Finance and Investing: Financial Institutions, Corporations, Investors, and Activists

How to Cite

Elms, H. and Westermann-Behaylo, M. (2012) Corporate Social Responsibility, in Socially Responsible Finance and Investing: Financial Institutions, Corporations, Investors, and Activists (eds H. K. Baker and J. R. Nofsinger), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118524015.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Associate Professor, Kogod School of Business, American University

  2. 2

    Assistant Professor, Kogod School of Business, American University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118100097

Online ISBN: 9781118524015

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Keywords:

  • corporate social responsibility;
  • shareholder;
  • stakeholder;
  • society

Summary

This chapter identifies varying approaches to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the business ethics, finance, accounting, and marketing literatures. In particular, it identifies a series of current themes in the business ethics literature that are not yet reflected in the finance, accounting, and marketing literatures as evidenced by a review of the articles published in the high-quality journals of these functional disciplines. The analysis suggests that greater consideration of these themes by the functional literatures and greater appreciation of the focus of the functional literatures by the business ethics literature may lead to a better understanding of the CSR phenomenon.