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 billfred@katz.pitt.edu.  Cool comments are also welcome.


“GLOBALIZING THE CSR PARADIGM"
Corporate Social Responsibility:
The Role of Business in Sustainable Development
By Oliver F. Williams


Archive Index

"Big CSR Wisdom in a Small Package"
Total Responsibility Management:  A Manual
By Sandra Waddock & Charles Bodwell

“More CSR Leadership from Germany, Japan, et al.”
The ICCA Handbook on Corporate Social Responsibility
By Judith Hennigfeld, Manfred Pohl, Nick Tolhurst (eds.)

“Et tu, Government?”
A Handbook of Globalisation and Environmental Policy
By Frank Wijen, Kees Zoeteman, Jan Pieters (eds.)

“Oh, Canada, Show Us the Way”
Ethics Codes, Corporations, and the Challenge of Globalization
By Wesley Cragg (ed.)

" . . . And He Hewed A Mighty Stone."
Conscience and Corporate Culture
By Kenneth Goodpaster

"Hey, America, Europe is Eating Your CSR Lunch!"
Corporate Social Responsibility Across Europe
By Andre Habisch, Jan Jonker, Martina Wegner, Rene Schmidpeter (eds.)

"Vogel and Frederick, Together At Last . . . Well, Almost!"
The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility

By David Vogel

“Corporate Social Climbers, CSR Deadbeats, and Groucho’s Dilemma”
The Voluntary Environmentalists: Green Clubs, ISO 14001, and Voluntary Environmental Regulations
By Aseem Prakash and Matthew Potoski

“Talking the CSR Walk—Tower of Babel? or Strategic Vision?”
Managing Corporate Social Responsibility in Action: Talking, Doing, Measuring
By Frank den Hond, Frank G. A. de Bakker, Peter Neergaard (eds.)

“Giving Workplace Spirituality a Bad Name?”
Leading with Wisdom: Spiritual-based Leadership in Business
By Peter Pruzan and Kirsten Pruzan Mikkelsen

The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of
Economic Life
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By Paul Seabright

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. By 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”
Business, Integrity, and Peace: Beyond Geopolitical and Disciplinary Boundaries
By Timothy L. Fort

“Let’s Hear It For These Accountants and Business Ethicists!”
Advancing Business Ethics Education
By
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”
The Difference Makers:  How Social and Institutional Entrepreneurs
Created the Corporate Responsibility Movement
By Sandra Waddock

“The Pathfinders for the Difference Makers”
A Post-Review Commentary on The Difference Makers

“A Moan for the Misbegotten”
(Apologies to Eugene O’Neill), Corporate Social Responsibility:
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By
Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee

“Profiting from Prophets? Or Propheting from Profits?”
Prophets, Profits, and Peace: The Positive Role of Business in Promoting Religious Toleranc
By Timothy Fort

“CSR’s Midas Touch”
Buried Treasure: Discovering and Implementing the Value
of Corporate Social Responsibility

By Caleb Wall

“CC Data Searching for Theory”
Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship
(New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)
By Bradley K. Googins, Philip H. Mirvis, Steven A. Rochlin

“CC Theory Searching for a Political Home”
Corporations and Citizenship
(Cambridge, UKCambridge University Press, 2008)
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
(New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)
By Marc Orlitzky and Diane L. Swanson

“Sustainability:  A New Supernova”
Landmarks for Sustainability: Events and Initiatives That Have Changed Our World (Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf, 2009)
By Wayne Visser

“Meet the New Boss”
Primal Management: Unraveling the Secrets of Human Nature to Drive High Performance (New York: AMACOM, 2009)
By Paul Herr

Il Papa Aristotle” Corporate Governance and Ethics: An Aristotelian Perspective
(Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2008)
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

"If You Don't Have Time to Read Books . . ." The Top 50 Sustainability Books
(Sheffield: Greenleaf Publishing, 2009)
By Wayne Visser

“Choppy Waters, Planetary Compass, Visionary Port
SEE Change: Making the Transition to a SUSTAINABLE ENTERPRISE ECONOMY
(Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing, 2011)
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

“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)