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Alinhamento entre responsabilidade social corporativa e estratégia: estudo do caso Itaú Unibanco; Alignment between corporate social responsibility and strategy: a case study of Itaú Unibanco

Barakat, Simone Ruchdi
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 26/09/2013 PT
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A Responsabilidade Social Corporativa vem ganhando destaque nas empresas, no governo, na sociedade e no campo acadêmico. Apesar disso, ainda não é possível identificar uma definição comum ou um conjunto de princípios centrais sobre o assunto. Pesquisadores ainda discutem o que significa ser socialmente responsável ou mesmo se as empresas devem ter responsabilidades sociais. Outra discussão se refere aos impactos financeiros da Responsabilidade Social Corporativa. Enquanto alguns autores afirmam que a adoção de práticas socioambientais melhora o desempenho financeiro, outros defendem que as práticas são geradoras de custos que as empresas nunca vão recuperar. Diante dessa discussão, diversos autores argumentam que o simples engajamento, em atividades consideradas socialmente responsáveis, não garante a geração de benefícios às empresas, mas, sim, se as práticas estiverem alinhadas com a Estratégia. Diante disso, o presente trabalho tem por objetivo estudar como é feito o alinhamento entre Responsabilidade Social Corporativa e Estratégia. Para atingir o objetivo proposto, foi feita a fundamentação teórica sobre o tema e a pesquisa de campo, em empresa do setor bancário, reconhecida por boas práticas de Responsabilidade Social Corporativa. O estudo é exploratório...

Corporate Social Responsibility as a source of attracting talent: building an Iberian framework of analysis in the Tourism and Hospitality Management Sector

Barrena-Martínez, Jesus; Contreiras, Joaquim; Jorge, Fátima
Fonte: Symposium on Ethics and Social Responsibility Research Publicador: Symposium on Ethics and Social Responsibility Research
Tipo: Aula
ENG
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In the current context of turbulence, firms that are able to attract and retain the most qualified workers can obtain a source of sustainable competitive advantage from them in the market. In the last years, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is acquiring a great relevance among academics and professionals as a management tool, which could send positive external signals to the prospective employees of companies. Considering this framework, this paper aims to demonstrate the important role of adopting a CSR orientation for companies in the process of attraction talented people. To support these objectives we based on the principles of stakeholders approach and signalling theory. The context of analysis will be framed in two countries with similar cultural and geographic location such as Spain and Portugal to get homogeneous results in order to make a comparison between them. The respondents of the study were students from Tourism and Hospitality Management in Technical Schools and Universities. The results obtained in the first focus of analysis in Portugal indicate a positive relationship among the candidates and their interest to work for companies that apply CSR activities. With this support, we are moving to Spain, concretely to Andalusia to test and contrast this framework in a similar population of students.

Transformational leadership effectiveness in implementing corporate social responsibility strategies : an empirical study of the largest firms in Portugal

Lacerda, Teresa Maria Raposo Dias de Oliveira Correia de
Fonte: Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão Publicador: Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado
Publicado em /02/2010 ENG
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Mestrado em Marketing; Do ponto de vista conceptual, a liderança transformacional tem sido apontada como fundamental para o desenvolvimento de estratégias focadas no interesse comum da comunidade, incluindo a ética como elemento necessário na análise estratégica. Estudando estas dinâmicas, podemos construir uma estrutura de análise, que incorpore as empresas como agentes principais no processo de desenvolvimento sustentável. Este trabalho de investigação tem por objectivo principal analisar o impacto que o constructo completo de liderança transformacional, com a inclusão da integridade ética, tem ao nível da implementação de estratégias de responsabilidade social. Para o efeito, foi realizado um inquérito às maiores empresas portuguesas, durante o segundo trimestre deste ano. Foram recolhidos 50 questionários preenchidos pelas empresas participantes. De acordo com as expectativas, as evidências empíricas apontaram para uma relação positiva significativa entre liderança transformacional e a orientação estratégica para a responsabilidade social. Destacando, duas das dimensões da liderança transformacional: inspiração motivacional e consideração individual como estando positivamente associadas à implementação de estratégias de responsabilidade social. Surpreendentemente...

Corporate social responsibility: from the company to the individual. A study on ethics inside portuguese companies

Almeida, Cláudia Granada
Fonte: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Publicador: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado
Publicado em //2010 ENG
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Mestrado em Psicologia Organizacional; The present research attempts to explore the multi-dimensional nature of corporate social responsibility (CSR), further understand how a perceived CSR context is associated with the individual ethical judgement of organizational members and, lastly, validate the effect of some other variables on individual ethics. A newly-created questionnaire was filled by employees from several Portuguese companies (N=116), who had to assess their organizations’ CSR values and practices and rate a list of ethically-dubious corporate conduct examples. We assessed on the complexity of the constructs of CSR and ethicallydubious corporate conduct and we were able to better comprehend the association of the main variables with each other and some participant attributes, such as their organizational commitment and sociodemographical variables. The results of this exploratory study give some support the main hypothesis that the higher the perceived social responsibility, the less prone employees are to accept ethically-reprehensible practices and that this evidence is especially strong among the most committed workers. The influence of the other variables studied (e.g., gender, age, company seniority and religious orientation) also converge with the existing but sparse literature on the subject. These results suggest that the way in which organizational values and practices revolving around CSR are perceived may be considered a contextual determinant of the ethics of the employees...

Corporate social responsibility in islamic financial institutions

Nogueira, João Pedro Mota Ferreira
Fonte: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Publicador: Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado
Publicado em //2011 ENG
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Master in International Management/ Classificação: M14; N25; The evolution of the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility has created a lot of debate in the modern world. In the financial world, the engagement in social responsible activities, such as, providing guidelines on sustainability, environmental impact reduction, donations to charitable causes or supporting communities have become a common practice for the vast majority of financial institutions. Islamic Financial Institutions, due to its religious bond, are bound to operate in a system that places social goals at the same level, or even above, of financial goals. Actually, the ethical system and values of Islam, alongside the Shari‘ah law, provide a natural framework of social responsibility for Islamic Financial Institutions. Besides the most common characteristics of Corporate Social Responsibility, there are some singular and unique to the Islamic Financial Institutions, for instance, the collection and distribution of Zakat, the establishment of Qard-Hassan and distribution policy (for social reasons) and the management of Waqf properties on behalf of clients. The unique characteristics of these institutions are present in their everyday activities with a strong focus of the prohibition of interest (riba)...

Strategic corporate social responsibility management for competitive advantage

Sousa Filho,José Milton de; Wanderley,Lilian Soares Outtes; Gómez,Carla Pasa; Farache,Francisca
Fonte: ANPAD - Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Administração Publicador: ANPAD - Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Administração
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/09/2010 EN
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Corporate social responsibility strategy and competitive advantage are important issues for the contemporary discussion on corporations in society when taking into account social and environmental impacts. Empirically, we can see that social responsibility strategies are associated with competitive advantages, such as attracting valuable employees as well as enhancing the company image and reputation. This paper presents a theoretical review that demonstrates the association between social strategy and competitive advantage through the formulation of social strategies that influence and are influenced by opportunities, resources, skills, corporation merits, industry structure and stakeholders. Based on the literature and a case study of Carrefour, a model is proposed for competitive advantages stemming from the formulation of social strategies, which are explained based on their elements and adaptation to societal expectations. This article seeks to enrich the discussion on the strategic management of social responsibility and contribute to the literature on Corporate Social Responsibility as well as Strategy and Competitive Advantage.

Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility : The Scope for Corporate Investment in Community Driven Development

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
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The last decade has witnessed expanded awareness among companies, especially multinational corporations, of their responsibilities toward the communities they impact, elaborated in the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and allied notions such as a Social License to Operate (SLTO). CSR is the realization of business contributions to sustainable development goals. It refers to how business takes account of its economic, social and environmental impacts in the way it operates -- maximizing the benefits and minimizing the downsides.

Corporate Social Responsibility : Private Self-Regulation is Not Enough

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become an established part of the global landscape, with companies throughout the world abiding by the United Nations global compact and many governments starting CSR initiatives. Michel Doucin explains the history behind the phenomenon, identifying the pioneers, including those in emerging markets, and the different interpretations of CSR. He argues for the recently adopted genuine international rules to shape a universal CSR framework.

Estudio de la imagen de responsabilidad social corporativa: formación e integración en el comportamiento del usuario de servicios financieros; A study of corporate social responsibility image: its formation process and its integration in banking service users behaviour

Pérez Ruiz, Andrea
Fonte: Universidad de Cantabria Publicador: Universidad de Cantabria
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
SPA
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RESUMEN:La responsabilidad social corporativa (RSC) es un concepto que ha atraído un especial interés de los investigadores en las últimas décadas. Sin embargo, aun hoy en día existe la necesidad de continuar profundizando en el estudio de sus beneficios como herramienta de marketing. Para cubrir este objetivo, el interés de la presente Tesis Doctoral se centra en la relación entre la imagen de RSC y el comportamiento del consumidor, basada en una amplia revisión de la literatura académica al respecto. Se utilizan metodologías de investigación tanto cualitativa como cuantitativa. Concretamente, un estudio cualitativo permite analizar la identidad corporativa referida a RSC mientras que a través de una investigación cuantitativa se estudia la imagen de RSC, su proceso de formación y su relación con el comportamiento del consumidor. La investigación se desarrolla en el ámbito del sector financiero, uno de los mayores inversores en RSC a nivel mundial; ABSTRACT: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been a concept of much research in recent decades, although there is a need to deepen into the study of its benefits as a marketing tool. In order to comply with this objective, this dissertation keeps its focus on the relationship between corporate social responsibility image and customer behaviour...

Revisión teórica del concepto y estrategias de medición de la Responsabilidad Social Corporativa; Theoretical review and measurement strategies of corporate social responsibility

Martínez García de Leaniz, Rosa Patricia; Rodríguez del Bosque Rodríguez, Ignacio Alfredo
Fonte: Fundación iS + D para la la Investigación Social Avanzada Publicador: Fundación iS + D para la la Investigación Social Avanzada
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; publishedVersion
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RESUMEN. La responsabilidad social corporativa (RSC) ha tomado una creciente importancia tanto a nivel académico como empresarial en las últimas décadas. Sin embargo, no existe consenso en la literatura en cuanto a su definición ni medición debido a la gran cantidad de investigaciones que sobre esta temática se han desarrollado. Esta falta de consenso exige un estudio pormenorizado del concepto y sus características, así como de los distintos métodos existentes para su medición, de manera que se clarifiquen e identifiquen las principales limitaciones de cada uno de ellos, al objeto de avanzar en el conocimiento sobre el estado actual de la RSC.; ABSTRACT. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has taken an important growth in both the academic and business communities in the last decades. However, unanimity does not exist with reference to its definition and measurement due to the large amount of research on this topic. This lack of consensus requires a detailed study of the concept, its characteristics and the different methods for measuring it, so as to clarify and identify the main limitations of each of them, in order to advance knowledge on the state of CSR today.

Influencia de la responsabilidad social corporativa en el comportamiento del consumidor turístico: Un estudio desde la perspectiva del turismo sostenible; Influence of corporate social responsibility in tourism consumer behavior: A study from the perspective of sustainable tourism

Martínez García de Leaniz, Rosa Patricia
Fonte: Universidade de Cantabria Publicador: Universidade de Cantabria
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
SPA
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RESUMEN:El objetivo general de esta Tesis Doctoral es la construcción, y posterior validación, de un marco que defina el efecto de las políticas en torno a la responsabilidad social corporativa (RSC) desarrolladas en el sector hotelero español en el comportamiento del consumidor turístico. Es decir, estudiar el proceso de influencia de la RSC sobre el comportamiento del consumidor en este sector concreto. De este modo, se pretenden conocer los antecedentes y consecuencias en el comportamiento de los consumidores ante este tipo de iniciativas. Bajo este cometido, y sobre la base de los fundamentos teóricos y aquellas cuestiones que requieren aun mayor investigación, se proponen otros objetivos más específicos. - Primer objetivo. Analizar el papel que desempeña la RSC en el momento de la definición, diseño y comunicación de la identidad corporativa de las compañías hoteleras españolas, que por los diversos motivos que se explican en el segundo capítulo de esta Tesis Doctoral, centran el interés de esta investigación. La consecución de dicho objetivo se cubre con una investigación cualitativa basada en un estudio de casos, con un único caso descriptivo e ilustrativo y con un enfoque positivista. - Segundo objetivo. Analizar la naturaleza dimensional de la RSC percibida por los consumidores de servicios turísticos...

Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Income Tax: An Overview

David, Fátima; Gallego, Isabel
Fonte: Escola Superior de Técnologia e Gestão da Guarda Publicador: Escola Superior de Técnologia e Gestão da Guarda
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
POR
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The purpose of this research is to provide an overview of the interrelationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate income tax (CIT) inside the international framework of the European Union (EU). The growing of firm's operations, including the multinational phenomenon of firms that operate in very different social and environmental settings, requires that the business activity must promote the social rights, develop CSR practices, encourage active civic duty, and find ways for the wealth redistribution, using the taxes for promote social justice. Following these practices, the tax regime of each Member State is a key factor that can negatively or positively influence the social responsibility posture of firms. In this context, accounting has a particular role as supplier of information's. The normative framework of the financial accounting and taxation suggest that a significant improvement exists actually in the European Union context, in relation to the international comparability of practices as well as in relation to a largest level of purification of the concepts. However, for a correct delimitation of the accounting and taxation functions, it is important that, on one side, the taxation standards do not result impositions that interfere in the essential function of financial information and...

The Corporate Social Responsibility - Exploration inside the Experiences and Pratices in EU Level

David, Fátima; Abreu, Rute
Fonte: Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão da Guarda, Portugal Publicador: Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão da Guarda, Portugal
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
POR
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This research explores the experiences and practices that each enterprise faces in a country especially concerning with corporate social responsibility (CSR) evidence. According to this, the enterprise is na open social system whose existence is only possible thanks to the interaction that maintains with all stakeholders' group. It is this conviction that enterprise should have a responsible posture facing the society which detennines a certain behaviour, conduct and actions. Thus, the methodology is subdivided in two different degrees of scope: first a geographical perspective about 19 European countries, that IS are in the field of the European Union (EU), in general and to Portugal, in particularly; second based in a survey applied to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and has been carried out in 2001. For a long time social and environment responsibility initiatives has been increasing role in the strategy of the finns, but there are not universally agreement. Nowadays, several instruments develop it, especially in the point of view•of the EU. Generally, it is accepted that corporate social report is a conununication and measurement object, but limitations of availability and accuracy of the data could create diverse constraints. So...

The future of corporate social responsibility

Robins, F.
Fonte: City University of Hong Kong; Kowloon, Hong Kong Publicador: City University of Hong Kong; Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tipo: Conference paper
Publicado em //2004 EN
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This paper offers a contemporary look at that part of corporate community involvement which in recent years has become known as ‘corporate social responsibility’. The author adopts a broader perspective than Michael Porter's prominent article on ‘corporate philanthropy’. Here, the voluntary and discretionary expenditures of business on social and environmental projects are seen to be more closely aligned with corporate risk management and reputation-building than with corporate strategy. After some observations about terminology and philosophical attitudes, the paper notes the growing pressure on business to undertake discretionary social and environmental expenditures and to account publicly for such activities through institutionalized annual reporting. Some recent international initiatives to foster and popularize corporate social responsibility are summarized and their features briefly assessed, as is one attempt to measure corporate social responsibility. The paper seeks to illuminate the ‘hidden’ issues in this increasingly popular contemporary movement. The most important of these are to identify who ultimately pays for such expenditures and who ultimately makes decisions about them. At the same time it is noted that the capabilities of private business in the social arena may sometimes exceed those of government. The paper concludes with a number of judgements about the nature and legitimacy of this contemporary development and also about its future.; Robins...

The politics of corporate social responsibility in Indonesia

Rosser, A.; Edwin, D.
Fonte: Routledge Taylor & Francis Publicador: Routledge Taylor & Francis
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2010 EN
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In July 2007, Indonesia became the first country to introduce mandatory legal requirements for corporate social responsibility when the Indonesian parliament passed Law 40/2007 on Limited Liability Companies. This paper examines the political dynamics that shaped this and subsequent regulatory developments related to corporate social responsibility and assesses the likely future direction of Indonesia's corporate social responsibility policies. We argue that policy debates over corporate social responsibility in Indonesia have reflected a struggle between the dominant sections of Indonesia's capitalist class, local communities that have been negatively affected by corporate activity and their allies in the non-governmental organization movement, and predatory elements in the political parties and bureaucracy for control over the economic resources generated by the activities of major corporations in that country. We argue that the dominant sections of Indonesia's capitalist class have so far won this struggle in large part because of their instrumental connections to senior Golkar figures within the government. With respect to the future direction of corporate social responsibility policy, we argue that much will depend on the outcome of future presidential elections. If these elections produce a political leadership that supports a mandatory approach to corporate social responsibility...

Corporate social responsibility: an account of where we've been and a vision of the journey ahead

Muthusamy, Shreeya
Fonte: Universidade Nacional da Austrália Publicador: Universidade Nacional da Austrália
Tipo: Relatório
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Corporate Social Responsibility, whilst defined in a variety of ways, depending upon the context and stakeholder perspective from which it is approached, may be best described in the following terms: ""a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis." Emanating from this definition are answers to a number of questions, found in this paper. They are listed below. Ql. To what extent does the current legal framework encourages a voluntary assumption of regard for stakeholder interests? A: Whilst there is scope for argument that the legal formulation of directors' duties allows for the voluntary regard of stakeholder interests, the normative framework within which the law operates precludes it. This is because the normative framework governing corporate behaviour in Australia today is characterised by shareholder primacy with a bias towards short-term profit maximisation. As a result, the normative inclinations to maximise profits takes precedence over a permissive interpretation of directors' duties. Q2: Are any international perspectives on corporate social responsibility useful as points of reference for the Australian experience? If so...

International Business, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility

Leonard, Liam; Gonzalez-Perez, Maria Alejandra
Fonte: Emerald Group Publishing Limited; Grupo de Investigaci??n La Gerencia en Colombia; Escuela de Administraci??n Publicador: Emerald Group Publishing Limited; Grupo de Investigaci??n La Gerencia en Colombia; Escuela de Administraci??n
Tipo: book; Libro; publishedVersion
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Introduction (pp. xiii - xv) Corporate Social Responsibility and International Business: A Conceptual Overview (pp. 1 - 35) Global Civil Society and International Business: A Review (pp. 37 - 63) International Business, Corruption, and Bribery (pp. 65 - 95) Institutional and Market Forces: The Dominant Logic of Strategic Corporate Responsibility and Innovative Value Co-Creation (pp. 97 - 131) The Influence of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activities on Building Corporate Reputation (pp. 133 - 150) Creating the Global Greenscape: Developing a Global Market-Entry Framework for the Green and Renewable Technologies (pp. 151 - 185) Conflicting Forces for Internationalization of Hydropower Equipment Producers: Reconciling Sustainability and CSR with MNEs??? International Strategies (pp. 187 - 216) Review of Strategic Policy Framework for Re-Evaluating ???CSR??? Programme Impacts on the Mining-Affected Areas in India (pp. 217 - 261) About the Contributors (pp. 263 - 266)

Deixis in discourse of corporate social responsibility: the relation between utterance and enunciation; A dêixis no discurso sobre a responsabilidade social empresarial: o vínculo entre enunciado e enunciação

Queiroz, Laura Daniela Miranda de; Pessoa, Fátima Cristina da Costa
Fonte: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas Publicador: Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; ; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 13/12/2014 POR
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Este artigo apresenta alguns dos resultados obtidos em uma investigação em torno da relação polêmica que constitui a prática discursiva sobre responsabilidade social empresarial pela análise de traços linguísticos, como a seleção de verbos e sua articulação aos objetos de discurso a eles relacionados e aos adjuntos adverbiais que indicam os parâmetros das ações que referem, identificados nos manuais ResponsabilidadeSocial Empresarial para Micro e Pequenas Empresas – Passo a Passo (2003) e Indicadores Ethos–Sebrae e de Responsabilidade Social Empresarial para Micro e Pequenas Empresas (2012). Nos documentos, são prescritas ações-modelo atestadas como socialmente responsáveis que se propõem a orientar empresas a se promoverem no mercado competitivo. A materialidade linguística revela a coexistência de dois polos semânticos constituintes da prática discursiva sobre RSE, o da solidariedade e o da competitividade, numa relação em que ações solidáriasserviriam, segundo os manuais, como meio de as empresas se tornarem mais competitivas. Investiga-se, portanto, a organização interna de um texto em relação com as determinações de uma ordem socio-histórica nos espaços institucionais. A análise da materialidade discursiva fundamenta-se nos postulados da Análise do Discurso de linha francesa sobre Prática Discursiva...

Culture in the Age of Biopolitics: Migrant Communities and Corporate Social Responsibility in China

Chien, Jennifer
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Dissertação
Publicado em //2013
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This dissertation examines the conjuncture of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and migrant social life in the urban space of Beijing as a problematic of what Foucault called biopower, where distinct logics of market and state power deploy techniques of civil society and culture in the form of public-private partnerships. The unique effect of this conjuncture is an expanding logic of power that obfuscates lines of antagonism between capital and labor, requiring new theoretical and methodological insight into how power, resistance, and antagonism might be conceived in the biopolitical era.

Drawing on recent work on biopower and new theories of antagonism and subjectivity, I argue (following Badiou's work) that both power and resistance must be articulated in their divided tendencies, which allows us to work through how certain tendencies may be contradictory and complementary, and to redraw the lines of antagonism at the level of subjectivity in terms of these divided tendencies. These lines of antagonism don't fall between public/private, market/state, or civil society/state, but along a process by which subjectivities are produced and sustained at a "distance" from the logic of their placement in society, or integrated into power by various strategies of civil society and culture. The practices and theoretical productions of one migrant cultural organization in Beijing...

Driving corporate social responsibility (CSR) through the Companies Act: an overview of the role of the social and ethics committee

Kloppers,HJ
Fonte: PER: Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad Publicador: PER: Potchefstroomse Elektroniese Regsblad
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/04/2013 EN
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The corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement can be described as a bundle of trends comprising regulatory frameworks aimed at improving corporate practices and leading to changes in these practices, the mobilisation of corporate role players to support the development of states, and a management trend the purpose of which is to enhance the legitimacy of a business. Government is regarded as one of the most important driving forces behind the CSR agenda and it has a particularly important role to play in the creation of an enabling CSR environment. In general, advocates of legislative involvement in framing the CSR policy highlight the failure of existing voluntary systems as one of the main reasons why the state should play a more important role in the facilitation of CSR. Although governments realise the importance of encouraging socially responsible business, it should be noted that CSR should not replace regulation or legislation concerning social rights. Furthermore CSR should not be seen as shifting (or outsourcing) the state's responsibility for the provision of basic services (such as education or the provision of health services) to the private sector and thus "privatising" the state's responsibilities. However, the legacies of apartheid remain firmly entrenched in the social problems facing South Africa and it seems as if the Government is unable to deliver the social and physical infrastructure required to effect the desired transformation...