Corporate Social Performance

Reflecting on the Past and Investing in the Future

Edited by:
Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives in Corporate Social Performance and Policy. Editor(s): Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, Silesian University of Technology, Poland.

Published 2016

Corporate Social Performance – reflecting on the past and investing in the future is aimed at filling the fundamental gap that exists in our understanding of the drivers Corporate Social Performance, its evolution and relationships with the existing concepts and theories and the paradoxes that come from those connections. Moreover the volume aims at shedding the light on most important pitfalls that may occur while CSP application in business practice. The last but not least reason for its publishing is to show Corporate Social Performance as a significant pathway to the better world, that, as I hope, will be the inspiration for the readers.

This book is authored by a range of international experts and scientists from all over the world with a diversity of professional and cultural backgrounds what hopefully will give the readers the opportunity to understand the CSP concept from different perspectives.

CONTENTS
PART I: INTRODUCTION. Corporate Social Performance‐ Paradoxes, Pitfalls and Pathways to the Better World, Agata Stachowicz‐Stanusch. PART II: CORPORATE SOCIAL PERFORMANCE – EVOLUTION OF THE THEORY. Corporate Social Responsibility: The Evolution, Theories and Critics, Abubakr M. Suliman, Hadil T. Al‐Khatib, and Sumina E. Thomas. Varieties of Global Responsibility: Culture and Institutional Diversity in CSR, Emmanouela Mandalaki, and Gazi Islam. Sustainability in Action at the Corporate, Industry and National Level, Zabihollah Rezaee, and Saeid Homayoun. The Whats, Whys, and Hows of Corporate Social Responsibility, Carolyn Wiley. PART III: CORPORATE SOCIAL PERFORMANCE – RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER CONCEPTS. Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Sustainability: How Are They Related? Angela Dettori, and Ernestina Giudici. The Relationship Between Corporate Social and Financial Performance, Augustin Suessmair, and Alexandra F. Fronzek. The Whats, Whys, and Hows of Corporate Social Responsibility: Social Needs, Social Goods and Values‐based Management, Li‐Hwa Hung. Increasing Corporate Social Responsibility and Breaking the Toxic Triangle Through the Exercise of Human Agency, Sharon E. Norris. PART IV: CORPORATE SOCIAL PERFORMANCE – SPECIFIC PROBLEMS. Strategic Corporate Social Performance Measurement: Harmonizing Short and Long‐Term Social Impact, Shiv K. Tripathi, and Wolfgang Amann. Under‐Representation of Women in Boardrooms: A Matter of Corporate Irresponsibility? Miriam Núñez‐Torrado.