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Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
Sustainable Value Creation

Fifth Edition
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August 2019 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A holistic perspective for navigating and exploring the CSR landscape.  

Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility: Sustainable Value Creation, Fifth Edition, redefines corporate social responsibility (CSR) as being central to the value-creating purpose of the firm and provides a framework that firms can use to navigate the complex and dynamic business landscape. Based on a theory of empowered stakeholders, this bestselling text argues that the responsibility of a corporation is to create value, broadly defined. The primary challenge for managers today is to balance the competing interests of the firm’s stakeholders, understanding that what they expect today may not be what they will expect tomorrow. This tension is what makes CSR so demanding, but it is also what makes CSR integral to the firm’s strategy and day-to-day operations. 

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List of Figures
 
Glossary
CSR Terms  
Strategy Terms  
 
Preface: Fifth Edition
Why CSR Matters  
CSR as Value Creation  
Studying CSR  
 
Plan of the Book
Content Chapters  
Case Studies  
 
Supplementary Materials
CSR Newsletter  
Additional Online Support  
 
Acknowledgments
 
PART I • CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
 
CHAPTER 1 • What Is CSR?
A New Definition of CSR  
The Evolution of CSR  
Foundations of CSR  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
CHAPTER 2 • The Driving Forces of CSR
Affluence  
Sustainability  
Globalization  
Communication  
Brands  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
CASE STUDY: Religion  
Religion and Capitalism  
Islamic Finance  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
NEXT STEPS  
 
PART II • A STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVE
 
CHAPTER 3 • Stakeholder Theory
Stakeholder Definition  
Stakeholder Prioritization  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
CHAPTER 4 • Corporate Stakeholder Responsibility
CSR: A Corporate Responsibility?  
CSR: A Stakeholder Responsibility?  
Stakeholder Engagement  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
CASE STUDY: Capitalism  
The Financial Crisis  
Moral Hazard  
Global Capitalism  
The Financial Crisis—Ten Years On  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
NEXT STEPS  
 
PART III • A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE
 
CHAPTER 5 • Corporate Rights and Responsibilities
Corporate Rights  
Corporate Responsibilities  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
CHAPTER 6 • Who Owns the Firm?
History of the Corporation  
Shareholders Own Shares  
Fiduciary Duty  
Stakeholders, Not Shareholders  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
CASE STUDY: Media  
CNN  
Facebook  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
NEXT STEPS  
 
PART IV • A BEHAVIORAL PERSPECTIVE
 
CHAPTER 7 • Markets and Profit
Markets  
Profit  
Social Progress  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
CHAPTER 8 • Compliance and Accountability
Voluntary vs. Mandatory  
Behavioral Economics  
Accountability  
CSR Reporting  
CSR Pricing  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
CASE STUDY: Investing  
Socially Responsible Investing  
Impact Investing  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
NEXT STEPS  
 
PART V • A STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE
 
CHAPTER 9 • Strategy + CSR
Vision, Mission, Strategy, Tactics  
Strategic Analysis  
Strategy Formulation  
Strategy Implementation  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
CHAPTER 10 • Strategic CSR
Defining Strategic CSR  
Strategic CSR Is Not an Option  
Strategic CSR Is Business  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
CASE Study: Supply Chain  
An Ethical Supply Chain  
An Unethical Supply Chain  
A Strategic Supply Chain  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
NEXT STEPS  
 
PART VI • A SUSTAINABLE PERSPECTIVE
 
CHAPTER 11 • Sustainability
Sustainable Development  
Sustainability in Practice  
Waste  
Beyond Sustainability  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
CHAPTER 12 • Sustainable Value Creation
Values, Morals, and Business Ethics  
Values-Based Business  
Strategic CSR Is Good Business  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
FINAL THOUGHTS  
 
APPENDIX • Implementing CSR
Strategic Planning  
Short- to Medium-Term Implementation  
Medium- to Long-Term Implementation  
The Socially Responsible Firm  
 
Notes
 
Index
 
About the Author

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

study.sagepub.com/chandler5e

 

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

·         A password-protected site for complete and protected access to all text-specific instructor resources

·         A test bank that provides a diverse range of ready-to-use options that save you time. You can also easily edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions

·         Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses that provide suggested models for structuring your courses

·         Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course

·         Lecture notes that summarize key concepts by chapter to help you prepare for lectures and class discussions

·         A transition guide provides a detailed overview of the changes between the previous edition and current edition of the book

·         Video and multimedia links that can be used in the classroom to appeal to students with different learning styles

Student Resource Site

An open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

·         An open-access site that makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime

·         eFlashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts

·         Video and multimedia links that appeal to students with different learning styles

Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:         

  • A streamlined table of contents with 12 chapters instead of 15.          
  • A new case study on the media looks the implications of role of platforms such as Facebook on fake news and privacy.  
  • A significantly revised case study on Capitalism has been re-structured/re-written to reflect the latest updates since the Financial Crisis.         
  • New Part III explores the legal perspective of strategic CSR.        
  • New figures, tables, statistics, and research have been added throughout.        
  • Part V: A Strategic Perspective has been completely re-structured to strengthen the discussion of CSR as it relates to strategy analysis, formation, and implementation.  

KEY FEATURES:

  • Unique perspective analyzes CSR from a legal, behavioral, strategic, and sustainable perspectives.
  • Redefines CSR as central to the value-creating purpose of the firm and unpacks how firms get improve the implantation of strategic CSR practices.
  • Case studies illustrate how CSR affects all aspects of a firm’s operations and include examples from corporations such as Facebook and Starbucks.
  • Each of the book's 12 chapters and five cases include a Strategic CSR Debate Motion, as well as five Questions for Discussion and Review, that bring the scope and complexity of CSR to life in the classroom.
  • An international perspective, supported by multiple examples, emphasizes the multi-cultural challenges of CSR and conducting business in a global context.    

Sample Materials & Chapters

1: What is CSR?

3: Stakeholder Theory


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