In Praise of Corporate Social Responsibility Bureaucracy

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dc.contributor.author Strand, Robert Gavin
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-27
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-27T11:44:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-27T11:44:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-27
dc.identifier.isbn 9788792842794
dc.identifier.isbn 9788792842787
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8462
dc.description.abstract In this dissertation I examine the establishment of corporate social responsibility (CSR) bureaucracies at corporations and I come to consider the CSR bureaucracy as a space for reflection within the corporation. In the face of charges that bureaucracies are inherently unethical and devoid of consideration for humanistic concerns, I argue that within the large bureaucracy that is the corporation, the CSR bureaucracy can create a space in which tensions that arise from conflicting values and purposes can be identified, negotiated, and actions coordinated. I position this dissertation within the field of CSR, to which I introduce the Weberian distinction between formal and substantive rationality as means through which to identify and describe tensions that become apparent with the CSR agenda. This dissertation contains four articles, two of which draw from the engaged scholarship approach. One includes findings from a study I conducted as an action/intervention researcher with a U.S. corporation during the period in which a CSR bureaucracy was established. The other includes findings from a study of CSR focused MBA courses I instruct in which reflection is a primary learning objective. The other two articles include findings from studies I conducted to explore the establishment of a CSR position to the top management teams of U.S. and Scandinavian corporations. en_US
dc.format.extent 276 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Copenhagen Business School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;26.2012
dc.title In Praise of Corporate Social Responsibility Bureaucracy en_US
dc.type phd en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt12jun27 lbjl en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ICM en_US
dc.idnumber 9788792842794 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2012 en_US


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