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

A Broader Look at Firms’ Corporate Social Performance in 2000-2010

  [We're pleased to welcome Elise Perrault of College of Charleston. Elise recently published an article in Business & Society, entitled "What have firms been doing? Exploring what KLD data report about firms' corporate social performance (CSP) in the period 2000-2010," with co-author Michael Quinn of Bentley University.] With a strong interest for firms’ relationship … Continue reading A Broader Look at Firms’ Corporate Social Performance in 2000-2010

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

Top Five: Administrative Science Quarterly

Are you looking for cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research on organizational studies? Take a look at the top five articles currently being read in Administrative Science Quarterly. ASQ seeks to advance the understanding of management, organizations, and organizing in a wide variety of contexts, including teams, business and nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and markets. These papers are … Continue reading Top Five: Administrative Science Quarterly

Top Five: Administrative Science Quarterly

Are you looking for cutting-edge, peer-reviewed research on organizational studies? Take a look at the top five articles currently being read in Administrative Science Quarterly. ASQ seeks to advance the understanding of management, organizations, and organizing in a wide variety of contexts, including teams, business and nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and markets. These papers are … Continue reading Top Five: Administrative Science Quarterly

The CSR Agenda: Part 4 of 5

On Tuesday, Forbes published a case study about a corporate social responsibility strategy that spelled the difference between life and death: Around 2000, Xerox was in big trouble. According to Dr. Joseph Cahalan, Xerox’s Vice President of Communications and Social Responsibility, the company was literally “days” away from filing for bankruptcy. Still, employees didn’t defect … Continue reading The CSR Agenda: Part 4 of 5

JME Podcast: Social Responsibility in Business Education

The Journal of Management Education (JME) has a new podcast highlighting the June 2012 Special Issue: Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). The PRME, a global initiative coordinated by the United Nations, aims to enhance and extend corporate responsibility and sustainability in business education.  Click here to view the Table of Contents. JME Editor Jane … Continue reading JME Podcast: Social Responsibility in Business Education

Is CSR Worthwhile to Firms?

"Doing Good And Doing Better Despite Negative Information? The Role Of Corporate Social Responsibility In Consumer Resistance To Negative Information" by Andreas B. Eisingerich, Gaia Rubera, Matthias Seifert, and Gunjan Bhardwaj appears in the February 2011 issue of the Journal of Service Research. Today, Dr.  Eisingerich provides some background on this article: Who is the target … Continue reading Is CSR Worthwhile to Firms?

Are Voluntary Environmental Governance Efforts Effective?

In the recent article, “The Prospects and Limits of Eco-Consumerism: Shopping Our Way to Less Deforestation?”, which was incorrectly listed in the recent SAGE Business and Management newsletter, Peter Dauvergne and Jane Lister examine this question.