The Jan-Mar issue of Business ethics: a European review includes a selection of articles on the subject of corporate social responsibility and trust. The papers were selected from the Fifth Annual Colloquium of EABIS (European Academy of Business in Society) held in September 2006. The focus of the Colloquium was on the strategic value of CSR, in particular the continuing debate on CSR as simply an add-on initiative, which does not affect the current way of life and thinking of companies, or whether it should be considered an innovative approach to management based on a systemic stakeholder view of the firm.
Amongst the contributions: Pivato, Misani & Tencati examine the impact of corporate social responsibility on consumer trust; Ortiz Martinez & Crowther analyse corporate social disclosure policies and the influence that the lack of transparency can have both on the level of trust which stakeholders place in the management of the firm and on the efficacy of the communication tools adopted; and Perrini & Minoja’s investigation on the roots of the socially responsible behaviour developed by a family-owned company.
This issue of Business ethics: a European review (Vol.17:1) can be found in the journal collection located in the library basement. Alternatively, current staff, students and faculty can use Article Finder (available via Portal) to find out which of our databases provides full-text access.
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