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Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
Sustainable Value Creation

Fifth Edition
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August 2019 | 472 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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Why CSR Matters  
CSR as Value Creation  
Studying CSR  
 
Supplementary Materials
CSR Newsletter  
Additional Online Support  
Instructors  
Students  
 
Plan of the Book
Content Chapters  
Case Studies  
 
Acknowledgements
 
Part I: Corporate Social Responsibility
 
Chapter 1: What is CSR?
A New Definition of CSR  
The Evolution of CSR  
Foundations of CSR  
An Ethical Argument for CSR  
A Moral Argument for CSR  
A Rational Argument for CSR  
An Economic Argument for CSR  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Chapter 2: The Driving Forces of CSR
Affluence  
Inequality within Countries  
Inequality among Countries  
Sustainability  
Globalization  
Communication  
Mobile Devices  
Social Media  
Brands  
Brands with Attitude  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Case Study: Religion
Religion and Capitalism  
Islamic Finance  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Next Steps
 
Part II: A Stakeholder Perspective
 
Chapter 3: Stakeholder Theory
Stakeholder Definition  
A New Definition  
Stakeholder Prioritization  
Organizational , Economic, and Societal Stakeholders  
Evolving Issues  
Prioritizing among Issues and Stakeholders  
A Model of Stakeholder Management  
Strategic CSR for Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Chapter 4: Corporate Stakeholder Responsibility
CSR: A Corporate Responsibility?  
Milton Friedman vs. Charles Handy  
CSR: A Stakeholder Responsibility  
Stakeholder Engagement  
Caring Stakeholders  
Informed Stakeholders  
Transparent Stakeholders  
Educated Stakeholders  
Engaged Stakeholders  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Case Study: Capitalism
The Financial Crisis  
Moral Hazard  
Global Capitalism  
Occupy Wall Street  
The Financial Crisis - Ten Years On  
The Rise of Socialism?  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Next Steps
 
Part III: A Legal Perspective
 
Chapter 5: Corporate Rights and Responsibilities
Corporate Rights  
Citizens United  
Corporate Responsibilities  
Corporate Governance  
Benefit Corporations  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Chapter 6: Who Owns the Firm?
History of the Corporation  
Limited Liability and the Stock Market  
Shareholders Own Shares  
A Legal Person  
Business Judgement Rule  
Fiduciary Duty  
Dodge v. Ford  
Stakeholders, Not Shareholders  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Case Study: Media
CNN  
Facebook  
Fake News  
Addictions  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Next Steps
 
Part IV: A Behavioral Perspective
 
Chapter 7: Market and Profit
Markets  
Stakeholders as Market Makers  
Profit  
Economic Value + Social Value  
Profit Optimization  
Production Value and Consumption Value  
Social Progress  
The Next Billion  
Unilever  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Chapter 8: Compliance and Accountability
Voluntary vs. Mandatory  
Self-interest  
Behavioral Economics  
Nudges  
Accountability  
Defining CSR  
Measuring CSR  
CSR Reporting  
Step 1: Standardizing CSR  
Step 2: Certifying CSR  
Step 3: Labeling CSR  
CSR Pricing  
Lifecycle Pricing  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Case Study: Investing
Socially Responsible Investing  
Environmental, Social, Governance  
Values-based Funds  
Sin Funds  
Impact Investing  
Social Impact Bonds  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Next Steps
 
Part V: A Strategic Perspective
 
Chapter 9: Strategy + CSR
Vision, Mission, Strategy, Tactics  
Strategic Analysis  
Resource Perspective  
Industry Perspective  
Integrating CSR  
Strategy Formulation  
CSR Threshold  
Strategy Implementation  
CSR Filter  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Chapter 10: Strategic CSR
CSR Perspective  
Core Operations  
Stakeholder Perspective  
Optimize Value  
Medium to Long Term  
Strategic CSR is Not an Option  
Not Philanthropy  
Not Caring Capitalism  
Not Sharing Value  
Strategic CSR is Business  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Case Study: Supply Chain
An Ethical Supply Chain  
Fair Trade  
An Unethical Supply Chain  
Apple  
A Strategic Supply Chain  
Starbucks  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Next Steps
 
Part VI: A Sustainable Perspective
 
Chapter 11: Sustainability
Sustainable Development  
COP21  
COP24  
Sustainability in Practive  
Climate Change  
Resilience  
Natural Capital  
Stakeholders  
Waste  
e-Waste  
Plastic  
Beyond Sustainability  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Chapter 12: Sustainable Value Creation
Values, Morals, and Business Ethics  
Value Creation  
Conscious Capitalism  
Values-based Business  
Strategic CSR is Good for Business  
Strategic CSR Debate  
Questions for Discussion and Review  
 
Final Thoughts
 
Appendix: Implementing CSR

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

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  • 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
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  • 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.    

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