The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility

The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility

by David Vogel

NOOK Bookrevised edition (eBook - revised edition)

$18.49 $20.99 Save 12% Current price is $18.49, Original price is $20.99. You Save 12%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815797739
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 05/25/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 222
File size: 287 KB

About the Author

David Vogel is the Solomon Lee Professor of Business Ethics at the Haas School of Business and a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. His books include Barriers or Benefits? Regulation in Transatlantic Trade (Brookings, 1998); Kindred Strangers: The Uneasy Relationship between Politics and Business (Princeton, 1996); and Trading Up: Consumer and Environmental Regulation in a Global Economy (Harvard, 1995).

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1The Revival of Corporate Social Responsibility1
2Is There a Business Case for Virtue?16
3What Is the Demand for Virtue?46
4Corporate Responsibility for Working Conditions in Developing Countries75
5Corporate Responsibility for the Environment110
6Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights and Global Corporate Citizenship139
7Beyond the Market for Virtue162
Notes175
Index207

What People are Saying About This

Robert B. Reich

"Until now, corporate social responsibility has been a term in search of meaning. In The Market for Virtue, David Vogel not only defines it but gives a revealing insight into its strengths and weaknesses. Here is the definitive guide to what corporate social responsibility can and cannot accomplish in a modern capitalist economy."
University Professor of social and economic policy, Brandeis University, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor

From the Publisher

"Until now, corporate social responsibility has been a term in search of meaning. In The Market for Virtue, David Vogel not only defines it but gives a revealing insight into its strengths and weaknesses. Here is the definitive guide to what corporate social responsibility can and cannot accomplish in a modern capitalist economy." —Robert B. Reich, Brandeis University, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor

"Although there is clearly a market for virtue, demand and supply are out of sync. David Vogel provides needed clarity about the costs, benefits, ambiguities, and potential of corporate social responsibility. This comprehensive, well-written, and well-researched book is useful to CSR practitioners, other executives, policymakers, scholars and others seeking new insights into the complex market for corporate social responsibility." —Susan Ariel Aaronson, Kenan Institute at the University of North Carolina

Susan Ariel Aaronson

"Although there is clearly a market for virtue, demand and supply are out of sync. David Vogel provides needed clarity about the costs, benefits, ambiguities, and potential of corporate social responsibility. This comprehensive, well-written, and well-researched book is useful to CSR practitioners, other executives, policymakers, scholars and others seeking new insights into the complex market for corporate social responsibility."
senior fellow, Kenan Institute at the University of North Carolina

John G. Ruggie

"This book is by far the most systematic and balanced analysis of corporate social responsibility as a means for firms to create social value beyond their immediate economic functions. It carefully examines not only the opportunities but also the limits of CSR in the absence of explicit regulations. The study combines sound logic with illustrative cases, and advances the sophistication of the CSR debate considerably."
Harvard University, co-architect of UN Gloal Compact

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Vogel's THE MARKET FOR VIRTUE is the seminal work in CSR. His lively text offers the right mix of theory, analysis, and example. His conclusions are profound and will make a difference for the better. Required reading for corporate executives, business and management students, and those of us who simply wish to be informed participants in 21st century society.