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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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