There is growing interest among scholars about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and related areas such as firm sustainability. Because of the rise in consumer, investor, supplier, and worker demands for CSR, managers have begun to ask important questions regarding how to manage these activities and how to allocate resources to them. Despite increasing attention, CSR research is still in an embryonic stage, with critical issues regarding frameworks and empirical methods yet to be resolved. Furthermore, much of the research to date has largely involved a macro level of analysis, focusing on such issues as understanding the relationship between CSR and the financial performance of firms. To achieve a more complete perspective on CSR, theory and research will need to address more micro-level human resource management and organizational behavior issues.

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Pless, Nicola; Waldman, David Andrew

Corporate social responsibility and human resource management

There is growing interest among scholars about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and related areas such as firm sustainability. Because of the rise in consumer, investor, supplier, and worker demands for CSR, managers have begun to ask important questions regarding how to manage these activities and how to allocate resources to them. Despite increasing attention, CSR research is still in an embryonic stage, with critical issues regarding frameworks and empirical methods yet to be resolved. Furthermore, much of the research to date has largely involved a macro level of analysis, focusing on such issues as understanding the relationship between CSR and the financial performance of firms. To achieve a more complete perspective on CSR, theory and research will need to address more micro-level human resource management and organizational behavior issues.
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Corporate social responsibility and human resource management
Pless, Nicola; Waldman, David Andrew
2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Academy of Management (AOM)
Briarcliff Manor (United States of America), 03/08/2012 - 07/08/2012

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