The Integration of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives into Business Activities: Can Lessons be Learnt from Gender Diversity Programs?

    Publikation: Working paperForskning

    Abstract

    While proponents of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have suggested that CSR initiatives should be integrated into mainstream business activities as ‘strategic CSR’ or ‘shared value’, research is lacking that explores how CSR initiatives are integrated in companies. This article compares CSR initiatives to human resource management (HRM) initiatives, which have a longer tradition of being integrated into company strategy. The focus is on gender diversity and CSR initiatives in a US multinational corporation (MNC). The MNC sees gender diversity as an integral part of business activities. In contrast, the MNC lacks a clear justification for the much broader CSR agenda, CSR activities seem not to reflect an overall set of values or purpose, integration into business activities is unclear, and targets are lacking.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Udgivelsesstedwww
    UdgiverSSRN: Social Science Research Network
    Antal sider27
    StatusUdgivet - dec. 2013

    Emneord

    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Human Resource Management
    • Gender Diversity
    • Internal Organization
    • Strategy

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