Towards a Discourse Analysis of the Corporate Social Responsibility/Accountability Debate

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Towards a Discourse Analysis of the Corporate Social Responsibility/Accountability Debate

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dc.contributor.author Roseberry, Lynn en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:26:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:26:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008-03-13T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7119
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to present a strategy for applying discourse analysis to the debate concerning the legal status of Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR”). In the 1990s activists concerned with corporate involvement in activities that harm workers and the environment encouraged corporations to adopt voluntary initiatives, which have come to be known as CSR policies or corporate codes of conduct. Roughly ten years later NGOs like Christian Aid, which at first was a strong proponent of voluntary corporate codes of conduct, have begun calling for a greater emphasis on law and accountability mechanisms. Trade unions especially have expressed deep scepticism of the idea of CSR initiatives and the attendant industry that has grown up around them. The trade union movement criticises CSR initiatives for being a strategy to avoid regulation and trade unions. en_US
dc.format.extent 13 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2007-02 en_US
dc.title Towards a Discourse Analysis of the Corporate Social Responsibility/Accountability Debate en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt08mar13 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Corporate Social Responsibility
dc.contributor.department Juridisk Institut en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CBSCSR
dc.contributor.departmentuk Law Department en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Corporate Social Responsibility
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CBSCSR
dc.idnumber x656556802 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2007 en_US


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