A Sociology of Corporate Social Responsibility

By Kerry Laughton.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Corporate social responsibility is the popular response to the social problem of market inequalities and excesses. This paper explores the sociology of actor influence in shaping CSR.

Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Capitalism, Sociology, Political Economy, Civil Society, Business Community, Social Constructionist Perspective

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.115-122. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 836.662KB).

Kerry Laughton

Kerry Laughton completed a Bachelor of Public Policy and Management (with Honours) from the University of Melbourne in 2000, and a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University in 2002. Her Honours thesis examined the effectiveness of conciliation as a grievance process in equal opportunity provisions. Kerry commenced research for a PhD at Monash University in 2004. Her dissertation analyses the drivers, constraints and merit of three approaches to corporate social responsibility within East Timor’s coffee industry. Kerry previously worked as an applied social researcher for the Australian government, focusing on regional development.


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