Business groups and corporate responsibility for the public good

Ararat, Melsa and Çolpan, Aslı M. and Matten, Dirk (2018) Business groups and corporate responsibility for the public good. Journal of Business Ethics . ISSN 0167-4544 (Print) 1573-0697 (Online) Published Online First http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-018-3920-4

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This paper analyses the relationship between Business Groups as a distinct way of organizing economic activities and their relation to the public good. We first analyze the phenomenon of Business Groups and discuss some of their core features. Subsequently, the paper moves to analyzing the existing literature on Business Groups and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as the most common label for the topic of this Special Issue. Subsequently, specific peculiarities of Business Groups in the context of CSR and their contribution to the public good are fleshed out. Based on this analysis, the paper delineates some implications for the field of CSR and the wider debate on the nature of the firm. We close with some perspectives for future research.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Business groups; Corporate social responsibility; Corporate governance
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0060-60.5 Social responsibility of business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5387 Business Ethics
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF4999.2-6182 Business
ID Code:34904
Deposited By:Melsa Ararat
Deposited On:19 Jun 2018 12:01
Last Modified:19 Jun 2018 12:01

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