Title Corporate Social Responsibility in Management and Engineering
Subtitle (River Publishers Series in Management Sciences and Engineering)
Author Carolina Machado, João Paulo Davim
ISBN 9788793609617
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 210
Book size 152 X 235 mm
Publishing year 2018
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Referring to an organizations responsibility for their impact on society, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is greatly relevant for the competitiveness, sustainability and innovation in the management and engineering arena of organizations, and the economy worldwide. Taking in account its these concerns, Corporate Social Responsibility in Management and Engineering covers the issues related to corporate social responsibility in management and engineering in a context where organizations are facing, day after day, high challenges for what concerns issues related to their social responsibility. The book looks to contribute to the exchange of experiences and perspectives about the state of the research related to CSR, as well as the future direction of this field of research. It looks to provide a support to academics and researchers, as well as those that operating in the management field need to deal with policies and strategies related to CSR.



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Chapter 1: The Boundaries of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Managerial Perspective
(David Starr-Glass) • Introduction • The Singularity of Corporations • Unique Attributes of Corporations • Fictitious Entity or Contractual Nexus? • Dualisms and Dilemmas • Recognizing Dualisms and Responding to Dilemmas • Reframing Dualisms, Avoiding Dilemmas, and Negotiating Impasses • Internal Stakeholders and Micro-level CSR Dilemmas • Triple Bottom Lines and Trilemmas • Triple Bottom Line Perspectives • Corporate Trilemmas and Sensemaking • The Boundaries of Corporate Social Responsibility • Motivations for Corporate Social Responsibility • Parallel Universes and Porous Boundaries • Conclusion • References

Chapter 2: Future-Focused Entrepreneurship Assessment (FFEA) (Niko Roorda) • Motivations for CSR • Maslow for CSR • Future-Proof Resilience of Companies and Society • (Not) Ready for the Future • The Eastman Kodak Case • The Xerox Case • The Music Industry Case • The Four Perspectives of Future-Focused Entrepreneurship Assessment • Traveling toward the Future • Company Perspectives • Cumulative Perspectives • The FFEA System • The Five Modules of Future-Focused Entrepreneurship Assessment • Six Topics to Each Module • The Royal Dutch Shell Case • Details of the FFEA System • Application of FFEA • Assessment Principles • The FFEA Assessment • Individual scoring • Consensus meeting • The Results, or: What You Get • MSPOE: From Mission to Strategy to Policy to Operations to Evaluation to Mission • FFEA Case Studies • The Tilburg Mentaal Case • The Inventive Case • The FFEA Extensions • An Extension for Topic S1: The CSR Motivation Mix Assessment • An Extension for Topic 14: STELES, The Self-Test of Leadership Styles • An Extension for Topics P4 and 04: RESFIA+D, or the Seven Competences • An Extension for Topic 16: The FFEA Certificate for Future-Proof Resilience • Origins and Theoretical Backgrounds of FFEA • Management Models • Quality Management; Environmental Management; CSR • AISHE: Assessment and Certification of Sustainability in Higher Education • Conclusion • References

Chapter 3: Corporate Social Responsibility: The Case of East Timor Multinationals (Carla Freire,
Manuel Brito and Iris Barbosa
) • Introduction • Theoretical Framework: Corporate Social Responsibility Theories • The Stakeholder Theory • The Institutional Theory • The Theory of Legitimacy • Multiple Approaches • Methodology • Procedure and Description of the Data Collection Instrument • Sample Description • Results • Identifying the Stakeholders • Balancing Moral and Economic Motivations in CSR • Pursuing Legitimacy and the License to Operate • Adjusting Parent-company Policies to Local Needs • Conclusion • References

Chapter 4: Gender Diversity and Equality in the Boardroom: Impacts of Gender Quota Implementation in Portugal (Mara Sousa and Maria João Santos) • Introduction • Theoretical Framework • Gender Quotas in the Boardroom • Definition • Quotas: Controversies and dilemmas • Impacts • Empirical Study • Methodology    • Portuguese Context • Legislative Framework in Portugal • Analysis of the Interview Results • Perceptions of gender equality • Perceptions of gender diversity impacts • Views on quotas • Discussion of Results • Conclusion • References • Appendixes

Chapter 5: Reconstructing CSR in the Construction Industry (Kwasi Dartey-Baah, Kwesi Amponsah-Tawiah and Yaw A. Debrah) • Introduction • Theoretical Underpinnings • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) • History and Nature of Corporate Social Responsibility in Ghana • Factors that Drive CSR in Ghana • Sectorial Analysis of CSR Activities in Ghana • Institutional and Regulatory Framework of CSR in Ghana • Methodology • Results and Discussion • Respondent Demographics (Section 1 of the Instrument) • Perspectives on CSR among Construction Workers (Section 2 of the Instrument) • Knowledge and conceptualization of CSR • CSR direction of construction firms in Ghana • Drivers of CSR in the construction industry • Nature of firm’s operation • Environmental sustainability factors • Stakeholder and legal and institutional pressures • Humanitarian and Human Rights reasons • Management discretion • Profession’s Influence on Firms’ CSR Practice (Section 3 of the Instrument) • The influence of profession on respondents’ conceptualization of CSR • The influence of respondents’ profession on firms’ direction of CSR • Implication and Conclusion • References

Chapter 6: Work–Family Conciliation Policies: Answering to Corporate Social Responsibility – A Case Study (Adriana Faria and
Carolina Feliciano Machado
) • Introduction • Conciliatory Work–Family Organizational Policies • Methodological Options • Case Study: Analysis and Discussion of Results • Company Characterization • Human Resource Characterization • Human Resource Management Practices • Diversity Management • Organizational Policies for Work–Family Conciliation • Final Considerations • References


About the Editors

About the Editors:

Carolina Machado, University of Minho, Portugal.

João Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

Target Audience:

People interested in Corporate social responsibility, management, engineering, competitiveness, sustainability.

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