• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The Rise of Global Corporate Social Responsibility: Mining and the Spread of Global Norms (Hardback)
  • The Rise of Global Corporate Social Responsibility: Mining and the Spread of Global Norms (Hardback)
zoom

The Rise of Global Corporate Social Responsibility: Mining and the Spread of Global Norms (Hardback)

(author)
£67.00
Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 23/08/2012
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Combining insights from international relations theory with institutional approaches from organization theory and public policy, this book provides a complete explanation for the adoption of corporate social responsibility (CSR), showing how global norms influenced CSR adoption in the mining industry. Global normative developments have clearly had an important influence on major mining companies: by the mid-2000s, the majority had adopted sustainable development as a normative frame for their CSR policies and practices. However, there is significant variation between firms in terms of the timing, degree of commitment, and the willingness to assume a leadership role in promoting global standards for the mining industry. The author finds that attributes internal to the firm, including the critical role of leadership, and the way in which management responds to the institutional context and operational challenges faced in different countries are important influences on CSR adoption and important factors explaining variation.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107015531
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Hevina Dashwood provides a compelling explanation of forces behind the growing adoption of CSR norms among global mining firms in recent decades. Both theoretically grounded and empirically rich, The Rise of Global Corporate Social Responsibility highlights the roles of global norms and institutional factors that played a role in this important development.' Jennifer Clapp, University of Waterloo
'An important analysis of how global norms affect management decision-making. Dashwood offers a framework for understanding how to link changes in the global normative environment with developments in corporate behavior and applies this to one of the industries that on the surface would seem the least likely to change - the mining sector. Through three in-depth case studies of individual mining corporations, based on extensive interviews and research, she traces the processes by which these firms adopted more socially and environmentally responsible policies over time. This book provides us with insight and evidence on the significant changes that are occurring in the relationship between global corporations, and the global society within which they are embedded.' Virginia Haufler, Director, Global Communities, University of Maryland
'Hevina Dashwood's new book gets well beyond prejudice of either kind to make a powerful academic study of how and why CSR has been adopted in the mining sector ... This is a thorough and very useful book that interprets the emergence of new mining norms from the heartlands of international relations theory. It is very refreshing to see global business being studied as international relations, which it surely is.' Hugo Slim, International Affairs

You may also be interested in...

Change Everything
Added to basket
The No Asshole Rule
Added to basket
Firms of Endearment
Added to basket
Talking Safety
Added to basket
£21.99
Paperback
Business and Society
Added to basket
Screw Business as Usual
Added to basket
The Responsible Company
Added to basket
The Wisdom Of Crowds
Added to basket
Flying Off Course
Added to basket
What Money Can't Buy
Added to basket
A Question of Trust
Added to basket
Social Entrepreneurship
Added to basket
Business Ethics
Added to basket
£44.99
Paperback
Just Culture
Added to basket
Behavioural Public Policy
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.