Developing Trends

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This chapter examines the development trends of possibility of corporate social responsibility toward being institutionalized as an institutional concept of collective responsibility. The issue of development trends at the level of philosophy of management is to which extent social responsibility of the firm can be formulated in terms of corporate intentionality and to which extent this agency can be conceived as moral agency. In this context, the chapter will address the development of conceptions of corporate social responsibility based on economic, theory and economic sociology and relate them to insights of business ethics, legal theory, and philosophy. This analysis aims at clarifying how to talk about development of corporate social responsibility at the level of the firm as an independent agent, an institutional actor to whom it is possible to ascribe intentions, actions, and motives. New developing trends also imply responsibility for all members of the supply chain, customers, and other stakeholders in the perspective of sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility
EditorsDavid Crowther, Shahla Seifi
Number of pages32
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-42464-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-22438-7
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Collective responsibility
  • Institutional responsibility
  • Business ethics
  • Philosophy of management
  • Values-driven management
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Supply chain responsibility
  • Sustainable Development Goals

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