Bolton, S.C. and Kim, J. and O'Gorman, Kevin D. (2011) Corporate social responsibility as a dynamic internal organizational process: a case study. Journal of Business Ethics. ISSN 0167-4544Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
This article tracks Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an emergent organizational process that places the employee at its center. Predominantly, research on CSR tends to focus on external pressures and outcomes leading to a neglect of CSR as a dynamic and developing process that relies on the involvement of the employee as a major stakeholder in its co-creation and implementation. Utilizing case study data drawn from a study of a large multinational energy company, we explore how management relies on employees’ interaction with CSR as the process of initiation fi implementation fi maturation develops. Employee involvement grows from a minor element in the CSR initiation stage to a vital contributory factor in CSR’s success in the later stages of the process. The article offers new insights into a processual and interactional approach to CSR that accounts for the actions of different actors involved at each stage. Most unusually, it also recognizes the dual impact this has on broader issues concerning the management and involvement of employees through CSR actions, and gaining legitimacy in the eyes of not only external stakeholders but internal too.
|Keywords:||organisational process, corporate social responsibility, Management. Industrial Management, Business, Management and Accounting(all), Economics and Econometrics, Business and International Management, Law|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management|
|Department:||Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation|
|Depositing user:||Ms Hilde Ann Quigley|
|Date Deposited:||08 Nov 2010 15:59|
|Last modified:||21 Oct 2016 02:20|