Business Groups and Corporate Responsibility for the Public Good
Тезисы до: 15.12.2016
Даты: 15.12.16 — 15.12.16
Область наук: Экономические;
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Организаторы: Journal of Business Ethics
Research questions and themes explored by potential contributions to this Special issue include, but are not limited to the following aspects:
If Business Groups take voluntary action to address the public good, in how far is that part of their explicit policies and corporate strategy, and how far is it just a response to instituti onaliz ed expectations in their respective contexts?
Empirically, w hat do Business Groups actually do when they practice CSR? Which areas do they address? What are the drivers of those activities?
Comparatively, are there differences between CSR notions or initiatives of Business Groups in different countries? We observe different roles in different countries: In lower income countries one could argue that there is a focus on economic development, institution building and provision of basic social needs, while in high income countries Business Groups contribute through productivity growth, innovation and by addressing externalities. What accounts for those differences? Are there commonalities?
Do Business Groups as organizations have a common approach to CSR ? H ow far is their approach to CSR different from othe r forms of large businesses?
What is the degree, form and organizational pattern of the r elations Business Groups establish to civil society ? Are they pressured by civil society and NGOs - or do they engage, collaborate and partner with those actors? What ar e agendas of Business Groups in this context?
Are there differences in the approach to CSR according to industries between different Business Groups?
Is family control a driver of CSR ? Or is it actually an impediment? In the CSR literature the consensus is that most of contemporary CSR is in some way related to the business case as this reflects the core interest of shareholders . Since Business Groups are in many instances controlled by families does this make a difference? Do the values of the controlling family impact and reflect the CSR approach of Business Groups
How do r elations of Business Groups to governments and the political sphere impact the public good? Do they co - opt the p olitical sphere? Do they use their considerable leverage to alter and change political processes and actors? Do they just pursue firm specific agendas or do they use their influence for wider societal objectives?
How do the reputa tional benefits of group w ide CSR, frequently implemented through a foundation financed by affiliated firms or founding families , accrue on individual firms? Would failure to respond to institutional pressures and reputational risks by the business group management or one of the affiliated firms effect other firms in the business group?
What is the role of Business Groups with regard to institutional voids ? Often their monopolistic market power, their relationships to governments and their control of key sectors can contribute to those voids. On the other hand, we also observe considerable efforts by business groups to address those voids at various levels.
What is the relationship between a Business Group’s CS R activities and its group - wide financial performance?
How are the CS R activities coordinated at the headquarters and operating companies of a Business Group? Do business groups engage in an orchestrated CSR at the group headquarters level, or do they have independent CSR activities at several levels of their operating companies?
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