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Developing corporate social responsibility projects: an explorative empirical model of project development, processes, and actor involvement in Australia

Chapter


Abstract


  • While Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a prominent topic in the literature, little is known about how companies operationally implement CSR. Accordingly, this chapter presents key insights into how companies design and implement (develop) CSR projects, including the activities involved, their sequence, and the roles of various stakeholders as actors. The insights are based on a qualitative scoping study involving in-depth interviews with CSR practitioners from five major Australian companies. Ten stages of CSR development and 12 actors are identified before presenting an aggregate empirical model of CSR project development.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Williams, J., Sheridan, L. & McLean, P. (2015). Developing corporate social responsibility projects: an explorative empirical model of project development, processes, and actor involvement in Australia. In R. Wolf, T. Issa & M. Thiel (Eds.), Empowering Organizations through Corporate Social Responsibility (pp. 1-28). Hershey, United States: Business Science Reference.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781466672949

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84946141216

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/701

Book Title


  • Empowering Organizations through Corporate Social Responsibility

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 28

Place Of Publication


  • Hershey, United States

Abstract


  • While Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a prominent topic in the literature, little is known about how companies operationally implement CSR. Accordingly, this chapter presents key insights into how companies design and implement (develop) CSR projects, including the activities involved, their sequence, and the roles of various stakeholders as actors. The insights are based on a qualitative scoping study involving in-depth interviews with CSR practitioners from five major Australian companies. Ten stages of CSR development and 12 actors are identified before presenting an aggregate empirical model of CSR project development.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Williams, J., Sheridan, L. & McLean, P. (2015). Developing corporate social responsibility projects: an explorative empirical model of project development, processes, and actor involvement in Australia. In R. Wolf, T. Issa & M. Thiel (Eds.), Empowering Organizations through Corporate Social Responsibility (pp. 1-28). Hershey, United States: Business Science Reference.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9781466672949

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84946141216

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/701

Book Title


  • Empowering Organizations through Corporate Social Responsibility

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 28

Place Of Publication


  • Hershey, United States