Title

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

RIS ID

97316

Publication Details

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.

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.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-7294-9.ch001