Is the Good Corporation Dead?: Social Responsibility in a Global Economy / Edition 1

Is the Good Corporation Dead?: Social Responsibility in a Global Economy / Edition 1

by John W. Houck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847682099

ISBN-13: 9780847682096

Pub. Date: 09/28/1996

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Can corporations remain socially responsible in today's fiercely competitive global economy? For several decades after World War II, companies like IBM, which exemplified what journalist Robert J. Samuelson called the 'good corporation,' poured forth material comforts and technological ideas while guaranteeing full employment and adequate retirement. In the 1980s

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Overview

Can corporations remain socially responsible in today's fiercely competitive global economy? For several decades after World War II, companies like IBM, which exemplified what journalist Robert J. Samuelson called the 'good corporation,' poured forth material comforts and technological ideas while guaranteeing full employment and adequate retirement. In the 1980s all of that changed, as corporations moved to 'downsize' and become lean, mean global competitors. In this collection, thirteen prominent scholars in business ethics, finance, management, and religion and six corporate leaders respond to a new essay by Samuelson that sounds the death knell of the 'good corporation.' They propose new approaches to corporate integrity and social responsibility in the global economy. The book will be useful in corporate workshops and will make an excellent business ethics text in philosophy departments and business schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847682096
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.94(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Good Corporation: R.I.P.3
2The Myth of Corporate Social Responsibility: Ethics and International Business17
3Responsibility and the Virtual Corporation37
4The New Social Contract49
5The International Economic Order Revisited: Are We Better Off Today?65
6Moving from a Socially Responsible to a Socially Accountable Corporation83
7Managerial Discretion: A Necessary Condition for Multinational Corporate Social Responsibility101
8The Socially Responsible Corporation: Responsible to Whom and for What?129
9Accountability in a Global Economy151
10Evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility: Educating Stakeholders and Virtuous Entrepreneurs169
11Seven Corporate Responsibilities189
12The Apartheid Struggle: Learnings from the Interaction between Church Groups and Business203
13Corporate Social Responsibility: Wisdom from the World's Religions231
14Corporate Social Responsibility Is Not a Challenge253
15The Hershey Story: Vision and Leadership for a Socially Responsible Corporation267
16How One Company Is Socially Responsible277
17The Value of Corporate Values283
18Chevron's Ethical Commitment293
19Henkels & McCoy - Our Story299
Index303
About the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business307
About the Contributors311

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