How Can Utilities Overcome Their Trustworthiness Problem?

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Dr. Wojtek Przepiorka of Utrecht University and Dr. Christine Horne of Washington State University. They recently published an article in Organization & Environment entitled “How Can Consumer Trust in Energy Utilities be Increased? The Effectiveness of Prosocial, Proenvironmental, and Service-Oriented Investments as Signals of Trustworthiness," which is currently free to read for … Continue reading How Can Utilities Overcome Their Trustworthiness Problem?

Balancing Profit and People: Corporate Social Responsibility in Business Education

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Shannon Deer of Mays Business School, and Jill Zarestky of Colorado State University. They recently published an article in the Journal of Management Education entitled “Balancing Profit and People: Corporate Social Responsibility in Business Education," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Deer discusses the research:] Together … Continue reading Balancing Profit and People: Corporate Social Responsibility in Business Education

Refugee Resettlement Volunteers: Committed or Compelled?

[We’re pleased to welcome author Kirstie McAllum of the Université de Montréal, Canada (Ph.D, University of Waikato, New Zealand). McAllum recently published an article in Human Relations entitled "Committing to refugee resettlement volunteering: Attaching, detaching, and displacing organizational ties," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below McAllum summarizes her research and … Continue reading Refugee Resettlement Volunteers: Committed or Compelled?

Stages of Corporate Sustainability: Integrating the Strong Sustainability Worldview

[We’re pleased to welcome author Nancy E. Landrum of Loyola University Chicago. Landrum recently published an article in Stages of Corporate Sustainability: Integrating the Strong Sustainability Worldview," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Landrum reflects on the inspiration for conducting her research and her contribution to the field:] I recently … Continue reading Stages of Corporate Sustainability: Integrating the Strong Sustainability Worldview

How Coca-Cola Uses Social Media to Promote Corporate Social Initiatives

What is the most effective way for companies to implement corporate social marketing (CSM)? In the Social Marketing Quarterly article "Examining Public Response to Corporate Social Initiative Types: A Quantitative Content Analysis of Coca-Cola's Social Media," authors Lucinda L. Austin and Barbara Miller Gaither suggest that the effectiveness depends upon the the corporate social initiative (CSI) type and … Continue reading How Coca-Cola Uses Social Media to Promote Corporate Social Initiatives

Rethinking How We Measure Corporate Social Responsibility

[We're pleased to welcome Gunther Capelle-Blancard. Gunther recently published an article in Business & Society with co-author Aurélien Petit entitled "The Weighting of CSR Dimensions: One Size Does Not Fit All."] Companies could develop eco-friendly products or support social programs, and meanwhile damage the environment or experiment governance failures. Corporate Social Responsibility is multidimensional. Often, … Continue reading Rethinking How We Measure Corporate Social Responsibility

Good in Theory, Bad in Practice: Corporate Social Marketing in the Alcohol Industry

Corporate social marketing (CSM) campaigns are used to improve the image of a wide variety of companies. Each CSM initiative is unique, but when it comes to companies in the alcohol industry, CSM campaigns seem to share a certain moral ambiguity. In sharp contrast to the other CSM initiatives, which demonstrate how an organization contributes positively … Continue reading Good in Theory, Bad in Practice: Corporate Social Marketing in the Alcohol Industry

Mixing Business and Ethics: How the Rotary Club Encouraged Ethical Business Practices

Large corporations have long been the focus of corporate social  responsibility (CSR) studies. Such studies seem to support the separation thesis, which suggests that business and ethics are mutually exclusive. However, reexamining the role of small businesses in the history of CSR challenges the separation thesis and provides a new perspective on the relationship between … Continue reading Mixing Business and Ethics: How the Rotary Club Encouraged Ethical Business Practices

Responsible Management Education – Are Schools Walking Their Talk?

[We're pleased to welcome Andreas Rasche of Copenhagen Business School. Dr. Rasche recently published an article in the July issue of Journal of Management Inquiry with Dirk Ulrich Gilbert of the University of Hamburg entitled "Decoupling Responsible Management Education: Why Business Schools May Not Walk Their Talk."] In the recent past business school education has … Continue reading Responsible Management Education – Are Schools Walking Their Talk?

Why Some Corporations Choose To Be Socially Responsible

Do you know what makes your pans non-stick or your toothpaste and hand soap fight bacteria? According to the European Commission Department for Health and Consumers, products like these can contain chemicals such as pesticides that cause cancer, reproductive and developmental issues, endocrine disruption, and environmental issues. While the EU has developed Registration, Evaluation and … Continue reading Why Some Corporations Choose To Be Socially Responsible