The Corporate Social Responsibility Agenda

Andrew Crane, Abagail McWilliams, Dirk Matten, Jeremy Moon, Donald Siegel

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has experienced a journey that is almost unique in the pantheon of ideas in the management literature. Its phenomenal rise to prominence in the 1990s and 2000s suggests that it is a relatively new area of academic research. This book seeks to offer such a critical reflection on some of the major debates that coalesce around the subject of CSR. Bringing together a range of voices from within, across, and around the management literature, this book is intended as an authoritative account available on the CSR literature as it stands today, from the world's leading scholars in the area. This introductory article provides an overview of CSR as a subject of academic inquiry, discusses the institutionalization of the CSR literature, and outlines the guiding principles adopted in assembling this book and selecting the contributors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191576997
ISBN (Print)9780199211593
StatePublished - Sep 2 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic inquiry
  • Academic research
  • CSR literature
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Management literature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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