New Book Reviews
CSR is, and always has been, a work in progress—constantly evolving, now advancing, then falling back, never at rest, always generating new insights and possibilities. A never-ending stream of ideas, concepts, theories, research methods, and practices flow from the minds of scholars and practitioners and into books, journals, media, blogs, conferences, workshops, casual everyday conversations, and—most importantly—the workplace.
Here you will find my comments and reactions to some of this CSR-speak. Expect brevity, occasional irreverence—but general goodwill . . . well, at least that’s my intent. If you think I’m entirely off-the-wall, out-in-space, off-my-rocker, in-need-of-help, sound off at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cool comments are also welcome.
“The CSR Needle in the CR Haystack”
Corporate Responsibility: The American Experience (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012)
By Archie B. Carroll, Kenneth J. Lipartito, James E. Post, Patricia H. Werhane Kenneth E. Goodpaster (Executive Editor)
"Big CSR Wisdom in a Small Package"
Sandra Waddock & Charles Bodwell,
Total Responsibility Management: A Manual
“More CSR Leadership from
Judith Hennigfeld, Manfred Pohl, Nick Tolhurst (eds.), The ICCA Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility
“Et tu, Government?”
Frank Wijen, Kees Zoeteman, Jan Pieters (eds.), A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy
Wesley Cragg (ed.), Ethics Codes, Corporations, and the Challenge of Globalization
" . . . And He Hewed A Mighty Stone."
Kenneth Goodpaster, Conscience and Corporate Culture
"Hey, America, Europe is Eating Your CSR Lunch!"
Andre Habisch, Jan Jonker, Martina Wegner, Rene Schmidpeter (eds.)
Corporate Social Responsibility Across
"Vogel and Frederick, Together At Last . . . Well, Almost!"
David Vogel, The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility
“Corporate Social Climbers, CSR Deadbeats, and Groucho’s Dilemma”
Aseem Prakash and Matthew Potoski, The Voluntary Environmentalists: Green Clubs, ISO 14001, and Voluntary Environmental Regulations
“Talking the CSR Walk—Tower of
Frank den Hond, Frank G. A. de Bakker, Peter Neergaard (eds.). Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action: Talking, Doing, Measuring
David and Goliath Meet in the CSR Super Bowl
The A to Z of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Complete Reference Guide to Concepts, Codes, and Organisations. Wayne Visser, Dirk Matten, Manfred Pohl, & Nick Tolhurst (eds.) and Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Vol. 1-5, Robert W. Kolb (ed.)
“You Really Should Get To Know Tim Fort”
Timothy L. Fort, Business, Integrity, and Peace: Beyond Geopolitical and Disciplinary Boundaries
“Let’s Hear It For These Accountants and Business Ethicists!”
Advancing Business Ethics Education, Diane L. Swanson & Dann G. Fisher (eds.)
“If You Are Looking for a First Class CSR Reader . . .”
The Corporate Social Responsibility Reader
Jon Burchell (ed.)
“Waddock, Inc. and the Responsibility Thing”
Sandra Waddock, The Difference Makers: How Social and Institutional Entrepreneurs Created the Corporate Responsibility Movement
“The Pathfinders for the Difference Makers”
A Post-Review Commentary on The Difference Makers
“A Moan for the Misbegotten”
(Apologies to Eugene O’Neill) Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee, Corporate Social Responsibility: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
“Profiting from Prophets? Or Propheting from Profits?”
Prophets, Profits, and Peace: The Positive Role of Business in Promoting Religious Tolerance, Timothy Fort
“CSR’s Midas Touch”
Buried Treasure: Discovering and Implementing the Value of Corporate Social Responsibility, Caleb Wall
“CC Data Searching for Theory”
Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship
By Bradley K. Googins, Philip H. Mirvis, Steven A. Rochlin
“CC Theory Searching for a Political Home”
Corporations and Citizenship
By Andrew Crane, Dirk Matten, Jeremy Moon
“CC Theory and CC Data Find Each Other”
Toward Integrative Corporate Citizenship:
Research Advances in Corporate Social Performance
By Marc Orlitzky and Diane L. Swanson
“Sustainability: A New Supernova”
Landmarks for Sustainability: Events and Initiatives That Have Changed Our World (
By Wayne Visser
“Meet the New Boss”
Primal Management: Unraveling the Secrets of Human Nature to Drive High Performance (
By Paul Herr
“Il Papa Aristotle” Corporate Governance and Ethics: An Aristotelian Perspective
By Alejo José G. Sison
"Does the Canon Rubber Meet the Workplace Road?"
Business Ethics and Ethical Business
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2009)
By Robert Audi
A review by William C. Frederick, Journal of Business Ethics Education, 6, 2009, 201-202.
“Choppy Waters, Planetary Compass,
SEE Change: Making the Transition to a SUSTAINABLE
By Sandra Waddock & Malcolm McIntosh
“Longer, Wider, and Deeper Than You Realize”
The Age of Responsibility: CSR 2.0 and the New DNA of Business
(Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2011)
By Wayne Visser
"A Conceptual Toolkit for All Seasons"
Corporate Social Responsibility:An Ethical Approach
(Broadview Press: Peterborough, Ontario, 2011)
By Mark S. Schwartz
"The Organic Diversity of Business Education"
Business Schools and Their Contribution to Society
(Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2011)
Edited by Mette Morsing and Alfons Sauquet Rovira