Values and Stakeholders in an Era of Social Responsibility. Cut-Throat Competition?
Starting with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and analyzing what it is, what it is not, and what he’d like it to be, Paolo D’Anselmi extends CSR to all organizations in the economy (private and public) and develops the concept of “accounting for work” as a duty for everybody within society.
Critical of sustainability and responsibility as it appears in the CSR reports of corporations, he analyses these reports presenting them as cases in capsule form to help demonstrate that responsibility is for all organizations and how being subject to competition is a key driver of accountability.
Building on this analysis, the author presents a solution that is more relevant to business in the form of a process framework formed of four values: unknown stakeholder, disclosure, implementation and micro-ethics.
Paolo D’Anselmi, “Values and Stakeholders in an Era of Social Responsibility. Cut-Throat Competition?”, Palgrave Macmillan
- PART I: DEVELOPING A CSR PROCESS FRAMEWORK
The Problem and the Solution
The Backstage of Capitalism
CSR You Are (it’s Not What You Do)
The USDIME Framework
The Unknown Stakeholder
Everyman’s Decision Making: Micro-Ethics
Who’s Afraid of the Policy Analyst?
The Proof of the Pudding: Applying the USDIME Framework
- PART II: FROM CSR TO POLITICS: THE COMPETITIVE DIVIDE
The Neighborhood Bullies
The Profits of Non-Profit
The Autarky of Public Administration
The Irrelevant Politics
Four Fruitful Generalizations: from CSR to Politics
What is to Be Done: Developing a Political Agenda for SMEs