Research Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in Context
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Research Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility in Context

Edited by Anders Örtenblad

Is corporate social responsibility (CSR) a universal idea? Is the same exact definition of CSR relevant for any organization, regardless of context? Or would such a definition need to be adapted to fit different types of organizations, in different cultures, industries and sectors? This book discusses how CSR preferably should be practiced in various generalized contexts. Experts share their knowledge on whether a broad definition of CSR can be practiced as is or if it first has to undergo changes, in as various generalized contexts as Buddhist and Islamic organizations, developing countries, the food processing industry, the shipping industry, and the pharmaceutical industry.
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Chapter 8: Corporate social responsibility in the food processing industry

George Michael Hall

Abstract

The relationship between the consumer and food is personal and defined by cultural and social norms such that the application of CSR in the food processing industry is unique. In no other industry is the consumer as intimately related to the product, except perhaps in health. This chapter examines the role of CSR in the food processing industry against this backdrop and in a range of countries and regions of the world, reflecting on the special demands on the industry and possible responses based on CSR theory.

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