Chapter 12 Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance
Published: January 2016
Component type: chapter
Published in: Enterprise and its Business Environment
Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-78-4-2851
It is almost inconceivable that you have not used at least one of the following items today: a computer, a notebook, a tablet, a mobile phone, a video game console, a television or another electrical item. You probably did so without considering the social impact of the product upon people and natural resources, perhaps automatically, or possibly because you trust the manufacturers and retailers of these products to have made these considerations on your behalf. Unfortunately, in recent years, various incidents have brought their negative impacts to public attention, damaging trust in them and the companies that produce them. The trust placed in business organizations represents a form of social contract between businesses, customers and wider society. It is central to the successful functioning of business organizations. Several processes and measures are utilized by businesses to manage these relationships, and two of them – corporate governance and corporate social responsibility – are explored in this chapter.
- Julie McFarlane, Heriot-Watt University (Author) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6775-1840
- Keith Gori, Heriot-Watt University (Author) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3072-1269
For the source title:
- Norin Arshed, Heriot-Watt University (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6775-1840
- Julie McFarlane, Heriot-Watt University (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2612-9836
- Robert MacIntosh, Heriot-Watt University (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7333-0201
McFarlane & Gori, 2016
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