July 25, 2006
Origins of CSR and Stakeholder Theory
Origins and development of Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Theory
I've wondered for a long time how the belief in Shareholder Value came to dominate corporate thinking. I started reading around this topic to try to understand how this came to be. Clearly it is related to what each of us see as the purpose of corporations.
In a previous post, I wrote about Art Kleiner’s ‘Age of corporate dominance’. We’ve been arguing about the purpose of corporations ever since.. Do they exist solely to make a profit and serve their shareholder owners or do they have a social responsibility to other stakeholders as well?
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