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Social Responsibility

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Innovation

Helping Business Help Society: Overcoming Barriers to Corporate Social Innovation

by Michael L. Barnett

This special issue intends to help corporations do better at doing good. I have brought together ten articles from leading business scholars that, from a...

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Social Responsibility

Sustainability

Entrepreneurship

Prosocial Ventures: Meaning Well and Thinking Good Thoughts Are Nice, But Not Enough

by Ted Baker, E. Erin Powell

Recent research on creating and leading prosocial ventures suggests that they are more likely to be successful if founders: 1. Do not count on the fact that...

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Social Responsibility

Brand Management

Sustainability

When Being Good Backfires: Overcoming Misfits Between Brand and Corporate Social Responsibility

by Alokparna (Sonia) Monga

Drawing on research in branding and consumer behavior, this paper examines situations in which a lack of fit in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities...

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Ethics

Social Responsibility

Dirty Money: Some Ethical Questions About Donating to Charity

by Joanne B. Ciulla

This article is a thought piece designed to generate questions about the reciprocal relationship between a gift giver and receiver.

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Social Responsibility

Innovation

Sustainability

Making Sure Corporate Social Innovations Do Social Good

by Danielle E. Warren, Tobey K. Scharding, Lisa D. Lewin, Ushma Pandya

Corporate social innovations are designed to benefit firms and society. Much like any innovation, corporate social innovations can backfire and quickly draw...

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Social Responsibility

Leadership

Management

Designing Better CSR Initiatives

by Irene Henriques, Bryan W. Husted

Are Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives providing the societal good they promise? After decades of CSR research, it appears to occur only rarely...

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Social Responsibility

Leadership

Management

Transforming Business Purposes and Practices: The Need for a Systems Approach

by Sandra Waddock

Given the huge issues facing the world—and businesses—today, the need for purposeful transformation towards something like wellbeing for all has never been more...

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Social Responsibility

Ethics

How Do Firms That Are Changing the World Engage Politically?

by Kathleen Rehbein, Ronei Leonel, Frank den Hond, Frank de Bakker

The objective of this study is to contribute conceptually and empirically to the discussion about when firms attempt to align their political efforts with their...

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Social Responsibility

Ethics

Profiting from Protecting Small Business Borrowers: Take That to the Bank!

by Jerome D. Williams, Sterling A. Bone, Glenn L. Christensen, Alexandra Tebbs

While small businesses represent a significant portion of the economy, there is mounting evidence that the playing field is not level for these firms in access...

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Case

Social Responsibility

Human Resources

Restoring Dignity with Open Hiring: Greyston Bakery and The Recognition of Value

by Michael Pirson, Reut Livne-Tarandach

In contrast to the notion of value creation as the focus for social innovation, we present a dignity-based approach to management that illuminates the potential...

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Leadership

Social Responsibility

Innovation

Executive Insights: Leading the Way in Corporate Social Innovation – An Interview with Gary M. Cohen

by Noa Gafni, Jeana Wirtenberg

We interviewed Gary M. Cohen, Executive Vice President, Global Health & President of the BD Foundation (Becton, Dickinson and Company).

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