This challenging and somewhat controversial book provides a critical perspective on contemporary discourses of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee questions the win-win assumptions of CSR and identifies the limits of the good that corporations can do, illustrating that the ability of firms to enhance social welfare is constrained by their current form and purpose; that of a shareholder value maximizing entity.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Chapter 8: The Political Economy of CSR
Subjects: business and management, corporate governance, critical management studies, management and sustainability, organisational behaviour, economics and finance, corporate governance, environment, environmental management
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