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Author Carroll, Archie B.,
Title Corporate responsibility : the American experience / Archie B. Carroll, Kenneth J. Lipartito, James E. Post, Patricia H. Werhane ; Kenneth E. Goodpaster, executive editor ; illustrations compiled and annotated by Kirsten Delegard with David H. Rodbourne.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Author Carroll, Archie B.,
Subject Social responsibility of business -- United States.
Business ethics -- United States.
Alt Name Lipartito, Kenneth, 1957-
Post, James E.,
Werhane, Patricia Hogue,
Goodpaster, Kenneth E., 1944-
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 543 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-506) and index.
Summary "This thought-provoking history of corporate responsibility in the USA is a landmark publication documenting the story of corporate power and business behavior from the mid-eighteenth century to the modern day. It shows how the idea of corporate responsibility has evolved over time, with the roles, responsibilities and performance of corporations coming increasingly under the spotlight as new norms of transparency and accountability emerge. Today, it is expected that a corporation will be transparent in its operations; that it will reflect ethical values that are broadly shared by others in society; and that companies will enable society to achieve environmental sustainability as well as a high standard of living. As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, the social, political and economic landscape is once again shifting: the need for an informed public conversation about what is expected of the modern corporation has never been greater"-- Provided by publisher
Note Print version record.
Contents Machine generated contents note: List of plates; About the authors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction: the corporation in the public square; Part I. The Seeds of Corporate Responsibility: 1. Foundations of capitalism and the birth of the corporation, 1776-1880; 2. The turbulent rise of the corporation, 1880-1900; 3. The Progressive Era and a new business-government relationship, 1900-1918; 4. The corporation's case for social responsibility, 1918-1929; 5. The corporation and national crisis, 1929-1945; Part II. Corporate Responsibility Comes of Age: 6. Corporate legitimacy affirmed, 1945-1963; 7. A revolution of rising expectations, 1963-1973; 8. Managing corporate responsibility, 1973-1981; Part III. Taking Account of Corporate Responsibility: 9. Stakeholders and stockholders, 1981-1989; 10. Corporate responsibility institutionalizes and globalizes, 1989-2001; 11. A new social contract for the twenty-first century, 2001-2011; Conclusion: patterns and prospects; Chapter notes; References; Index.
Business as a utopian enterpriseThe Pullman experiment -- A paternalistic sense of public service -- The limits of welfare capitalism -- Business critiques of market capitalism -- The Gospel of Wealth: a call to charity -- The limits of charity -- Turn of the century turmoil and uncertainty -- 3. The Progressive Era and a New Business-Government Relationship (1900-1918) -- Taming the free market -- Social issues and the Progressive agenda -- Antitrust stirrings -- Protecting the public interest -- Food and health -- Worker safety and compensation -- The complexities of social responsibility.
Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience -- Title -- About the Authors -- Foreword -- The process -- Further acknowledgments -- Introduction: The Corporation in the Public Square -- Why do corporations ̀̀do goó́d -- The meaning of corporate responsibility -- Four arenas of influence -- The corporation in economic life -- The corporation in political life -- The corporation in social/cultural life -- The corporation and the marketplace of ideas -- Recurrent themes in the history of corporate responsibility -- Ethics and corporate responsibility.
Evolution and Social DarwinismPuritanism and the ̀̀Protestant work ethíć -- American idealism and utopian communities -- From rights to responsibility -- 2. The Turbulent Rise of the Corporation (1880-1900) -- The sources and setting of the new corporation -- A new age of corporate growth -- New concerns about large-scale business -- Social responsibility and the corporate economy -- Social responsibility and Social Darwinism -- Alternative visions of social order -- Producerism -- Workers, unions, socialists, and populists -- Profits and principles: business and social reform.
Leadership, organizations, and responsibilityThree questions -- Power and responsibility -- Legitimacy -- managing the gap -- New social contract -- This book -- PART I. : The Seeds of Corporate Responsibility -- 1. Foundations of Capitalism and the Birth of the Corporation (1776-1880) -- The origins of the modern corporation: the joint-stock company -- The human rights basis for American capitalism -- The Boston Tea Party -- The Declaration of Independence and Constitutional rights -- Lab or. industrialization, and free enterprise -- Industrialization and the labor theory of value.
Self-interest, markets, and free enterpriseThe roots of industrialization in America -- The Industrial Revolution -- The modern corporation and corporate personhood -- Stateś rights and banking -- Individualism and self-interest ̀̀rightly understoó́d -- The evolution of rights in the nineteenth century -- Rights of women and children -- Slavery, civil rights, and the Emancipation Proclamation -- Property rights and abuses -- The ̀̀company toẃń -- Critiques of nineteenth-century capitalism -- Marx and the alienation of labor -- Two influential ideas: Social Darwinism and the ̀̀Protestant work ethíć.
Note English.
ISBN 9781139555937 (electronic bk.)
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ISBN/ISSN 9786613923073
OCLC # 810531561
Additional Format Print version: Carroll, Archie B. Corporate responsibility. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9781107020948 (DLC) 2012014615 (OCoLC)791491220

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