Introduction

Kate Grosser, Lauren McCarthy, Maureen A. Kilgour

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    Abstract

    The idea for this book grew out of the work on gender and corporate social responsibility (CSR) undertaken at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR), Nottingham University Business School (UK). Beginning in 2003, this research and teaching agenda expanded quite rapidly, attracting Business School, external and ESRC funding and the attention of international scholars. In June 2013, the ICCSR held the International Symposium on Gender and Responsible Business, the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. One of the most valuable things about this event was that it brought together academics, practitioners and policy-makers in what was perhaps the first wide-ranging discussion of the impacts of business with respect to gender relations and gender equality, in the context of research on corporate responsibility. The chapters in this volume were largely commissioned from presenters at that Symposium, and from the work of others who were in contact with the gender and CSR researchers at the ICCSR. Further networks were built following a rich and diverse stream on Gender and Corporate Responsibility at the Gender, Work and Organization conference in Keele, UK, in 2014, and a Paper Development Workshop at the Academy of Management that same year. Since then, collaborations and conversations on gender and CSR have continued to blossom in international arenas, such as at the Academy of Management, and more locally in our respective universities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGender Equality and Responsible Business : Expanding CSR Horizons
    EditorsKate Grosser, Lauren McCarthy, Maureen A. Kilgour
    Place of PublicationSaltaire
    PublisherGreenleaf Publishing
    Publication date2016
    Pages1-13
    ISBN (Print)9781783534388
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Grosser, K., McCarthy, L., & Kilgour, M. A. (2016). Introduction. In K. Grosser, L. McCarthy, & M. A. Kilgour (Eds.), Gender Equality and Responsible Business: Expanding CSR Horizons (pp. 1-13). Greenleaf Publishing. https://doi.org/10.9774/GLEAF.9781783531295_2