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Working with Corporate Social Responsibility in Brazilian Companies: The Role of Managers’ Values in the Maintenance of CSR Cultures

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Abstract  
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to the duty of management to consider and respond to issues beyond the organization’s economic and legal requirements in line with social and environmental values. However, ‘management’ is constituted by real people responsible for routine decisions and formulation and implementation of policies. It can be said therefore that the ethical ideals and beliefs of these individuals – in particular their personal values – play an important role in their decisions. It is contended in this article that the personal values of managers may contribute to the creation and maintenance of ‘CSR cultures’ in their organizations; that is, organizational cultures focused on ensuring environmental and social sustainability. Based on an exploratory study carried out in Brazil in 2008, this article explores the perceptions of five CSR managers in relation to the influence of their personal values on their work. The first part discusses the notion of CSR within the context of Brazilian society, the second provides a brief literature review on the link between values and organizational cultures and the third explores the perceptions of the participating managers, identifying the main thematic patterns that emerged in the study.

  • Content Type Journal Article
  • DOI 10.1007/s10551-010-0470-9
  • Authors
    • Fernanda Duarte, University of Western Sydney School of Management Locked Bag 1797 Penrith South DC NSW 1797 Australia


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AMLE: SPECIAL ISSUE--SUSTAINABILITY - MANAGEMENT EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY: A WEB-BASED CONTENT ANALYSIS [Volume 9, Number 3 September 2010]

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A web-based content analysis of the management education for sustainability related curricula of 642 business schools from the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation system revealed drastic variations in curriculum design between European and American business schools. European schools favored an elective orientated approach and placed more emphasis on the graduate level, whereas American business schools placed more sustainability related courses at the undergraduate level mandating them as compulsory. Additionally, differences were found between global regions inducing Asia and Oceania, and between national developmental stage and university ranking with regards to overall level of sustainability related curriculum offered, specific sustainability content, and teaching methods. As well, differences were noted as to the distribution across undergraduate and graduate levels and compulsory and elective offerings. Our findings suggest diverse differences in sustainability related curriculum design from business schools of different backgrounds. If curriculum design is a reflection of local circumstances, we are cautious about accreditation-led imposition of standards on business schools, since it is only at the local level where the best ideas regarding sustainability education as tailored to surrounding situations can originate.
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Sustainable development and entrepreneurship: Past contributions and future directions

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Publication year: 2010
Source: Journal of Business Venturing, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 23 February 2010

Jeremy K., Hall , Gregory A., Daneke , Michael J., Lenox

This article discusses the emerging research concerned with sustainable development and entrepreneurship, which is the focus of this special issue of the Journal of Business Venturing. Entrepreneurship has been recognized as a major conduit for sustainable products and processes, and new ventures are being held up as a panacea for many social and environmental concerns. However, there remains considerable uncertainty regarding the nature of entrepreneurship's role and how it may unfold. We begin with an overview of sustainable development and the role of entrepreneurship and outline recent contributions exploring this role. We then summarize the papers presented in this special...

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