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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

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  • Elaine Sternberg

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    1. University of Buckingham Beloff Centre for the Study of Liberty, and Principal of a business ethics consultancy firm
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Dr. Elaine Sternberg is a Visiting Research Fellow of the University of Leeds School of Philosophy and its IDEA-CETL, a Senior Visiting Fellow of the University of Buckingham Beloff Centre for the Study of Liberty, and Principal of a business ethics consultancy firm (Analytical.Solutions@ethicalgovernance.com).
© Elaine Sternberg 2009.
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Abstract

Corporate social responsibility (‘CSR’) is often associated with hopes for improved corporate governance. As understood conventionally, however, CSR is conceptually incoherent, practically unworkable, and wholly unjustified. To be compatible with corporate governance, ‘CSR’ needs to be understood not as Counterproductive Stakeholder Regimentation, but as Conscientious Stakeholder Responsibility.

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