Over the last decade the question of the relationship between organizations and society has been subject to much debate, often of a critical nature.
The decade has seen protests concerning the actions of organizations, exposures of corporate exploitation and unfolding accounting scandals.
At the same time ethical behaviour and a concern for the environment have been shown to have a positive correlation with corporate performance.
The nature of corporate social responsibility is therefore a topical one for businesses and academics.
There are, however, many different perspectives upon what is meant by corporate social responsibility and how this might be applied within organizations. The authors involved are respected academics from a variety of disciplines from around the world. The contributions to this book investigate theoretical perspectives on the topic, the application in practice of socially responsible behaviour and the ethical dimension of such behaviour.