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Corporate social responsibility and communication

By Oyvind Ihlen, Jennifer L. Bartlett and Steve May


Corporate activities are increasingly scrutinized for their effect on society and the environment. It is unthinkable that a corporation today will declare publicly that its only goal is to make money for its shareholders. Instead, corporations typically claim to balance the needs of society and the environment against the need to make a profit. That is, corporations say they practice corporate social responsibility (CSR). This edited volume explores the complexities of this seemingly simple claim.As such it is an essential resource to complement the latest academic thinking from management and communication research on how corporations communicate about CSR This chapter presents an overview of the book

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1002/9781118083246.ch1
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