This book explores recent developments in the theory, strategic perspective and international practice of corporate social responsibility. In particular it discusses the consequences of the economic slowdown apparent in many economies and the impact of changes in the regulatory environment.
It consists of three parts: Part one addresses a variety of theoretical approaches as well as the dynamics and criticism of corporate social responsibility. It takes into account social and governmental expectations for the new and extended role of companies in the economy and in society, and provides a new context and theoretical assumptions regarding the functions and tasks of corporate social responsibility. Part two discusses the practical aspects relating to strategic management and corporate governance, corporate disclosure and reporting, as well as the empowerment of stakeholders. Lastly, part three focuses on the international practice of corporate social responsibility in various organizational and institutional settings. Using numerous case studies, the book explores the challenges and tasks of CSR in emerging markets, in the fashion industry and in global and family companies. It identifies the changes that can be detected following the financial crisis, closing the loop and linking the empirical findings with the revised theoretical framework.
Maria Aluchna is Associate Professor in the Department of Management Theory at Warsaw School of Economics. She specializes in corporate governance as well as in strategic management and corporate social responsibility. She is a former Deutscher Akademischer Austauchdienst (DAAD) and Polish-American Fulbright Commission scholar. She publishes in Poland and abroad (four monographs, including one in English published by LAM Academic Publishing, three edited books, including one in English, published by Gower, over 70 articles and conference papers (EURAM, AIB, ISBEE), and takes active part in international conferences.Currently she teaches at BA, MA, PhD, postgraduate and MBA studies specializing in "Corporate governance" (both in Polish and English), "Responsible management Europe" (in English in cooperation with the University of Illinois, Springfield), "General management" (in English) and "Strategic management" (in English).Maria Aluchna is the member of the editorial team of Journal of Knowlegde Globalization, International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility and European Journal of Economics and Management as well as of the Polish journals - "Przeglad Organizacji [Organization Review] and e-Mentor. Maria Aluchna is the member of Faculty Committee of Management and Finance Collegium, Warsaw School of Economics, Finance Watch, European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), European Academy of Management (EURAM), Academy of International Business (AIB). She is also the of counsel advisor at the law firm Gluchowski, Siemiatkowski i Zwara.
Samuel O. Idowu is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Corporate Social Responsibility at the London Guildhall Faculty of Business & Law, London Metropolitan University, UK. He researches in the fields of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Accounting and has published in both professional and academic journals since 1989. He is a freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Samuel is a Vice President of the Global Corporate Governance Institute. He has led several edited books in CSR and is the Editor-in-Chief of two Springer's reference books - the Encyclopaedia of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility. He is also a Series Editor for Springer's books on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance. One of his edited books was ranked 18th in the 2010 Top 40 Sustainability Books by,Cambridge University, Sustainability Leadership Programme. Samuel is a member of the Committee of the Corporate Governance Special Interest Group of the British Academy of Management (BAM). He is on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Business Administration, Canada and Amfiteatru Economic Journal, Romania. Samuel has delivered a number of Keynote Speeches at national and international conferences and workshops on CSR and has on two occasions 2008 and 2014 won Emerald's Highly Commended Literati Network Awards for Excellence. To date, Samuel has edited several books in the field of CSR, Sustainability and Governance and has written four forewords to books. Samuel has served as an external examiner to the following UK Universities - Sunderland, Ulster, Anglia Ruskin and Plymouth. He is currently an external examiner at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and Teesside University, Middlesbrough and Sheffield Hallam University.
Part I: Dynamics of CSR: The Conceptual Development.- Part II: Dynamics of CSR: The Sectoral Experience.- Part III: Dynamics of CSR: Towards Standards and Reporting.