Handbook of Research Methods in Corporate Social Responsibility
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Handbook of Research Methods in Corporate Social Responsibility

Edited by David Crowther and Linne Lauesen

Corporate social responsibility now touches upon most aspects of the interaction between business and society. The approaches taken to research in this area are as varied as the topics that are researched; yet this is the first book to address the whole range of methods available. The book identifies the methods available, evaluates their use and discusses the circumstances in which they might be appropriate. It also includes forward-thinking guidance from experienced academics on the future directions of research in the area.
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Chapter 4: Ethics in the research process

David Crowther

Abstract

Ethics enter all aspects of business life and all aspects of research. This applies to research into corporate social responsibility just as much as to any other topic. This chapter starts by explaining what ethics is in business and the different philosophies within this controversial subject. It then moves on to discussing the various ethical factors which enter into the research process. Ethical dilemmas potentially affect all researchers so this also is considered with suggested actions. University expectations regarding ethics and permission are also considered, in doing this the author equips researchers to undertake research within CSR, secure in the knowledge that anything which might arise can be dealt with.

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