Illusion Versus Reality: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy

By Gerald David Flint and Gregory R. Berry.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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This paper argues that at least four economic realities and forces dominate all CSR decisions, regardless of the social patina of good intentions and social responsibility glossed over these decisions.

Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Economic Decision-making, Illusion of CSR, Role of economic constraints in CSR

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp.117-126. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 836.403KB).

Dr. Gerald David Flint

Dr. Gerald David Flint received his doctoral training in the Department of Management at Texas A&M University, has taught at Arizona State University at the West campus, guest instructed at Hope International University in Fullerton, California, and is currently the lead instructor for Strategic Management at Utah Valley State College. He is also involved in several businesses, having served in both management and board capacities.

Dr. Gregory R. Berry

Dr. Gregory R. Berry received his Ph.D. in Organizational Analysis from the University of Alberta in 1997. He has examined the environmental behaviour of chemical firms in Canada and the USA since 1995 and is currently studying the social, political and economic interaction of firms and community in the industrial corridor between New Orleans and Baton Rouge in Louisiana. He has published monographs in the Journal of Management Inquiry, Organization and Environment, and the Journal of Corporate Citizenship. He is presently an Associate Professor of Management at Utah Valley State College.


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