Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability

  • Orlitzky M
  • Siegel PhD D
  • Waldman PhD D
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Abstract

The authors review three theoretical approaches to strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR), which can be defined as voluntary CSR actions that enhance a firm's competitiveness and reputation. The end result of such activities should be an improvement in financial and economic performance. Based on an overview of recent empirical evidence, the authors conclude that economic theories of strategic CSR have the greatest potential for advancing this field of inquiry, although theories of strategic leadership should also be incorporated into this perspective. In the remainder of the article, they provide focused summaries of the articles presented in this special issue and outline an agenda for future research on strategic CSR and environmental sustainability. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

Author-supplied keywords

  • 1540:Pollution control
  • 2310:Planning
  • 2410:Social responsibility
  • 9130:Experiment/theoretical treatment
  • Business And Economics
  • Economic theory
  • Environmental management
  • Leadership
  • Social responsibility
  • Strategic management
  • Studies
  • Sustainable development

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Authors

  • Marc Orlitzky

  • Donald S Siegel PhD

  • David A Waldman PhD

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