v1n10: Whelan Responds to Néron on Political CSR

“Political Corporate Social Responsibility: Some Clarifications,” by Glen Whelan

A RESPONSE TO Pierre-Yves Néron (2013), “Toward a Political Theory of the Business Firm? A Comment on ‘Political CSR’”Bus Ethics J Rev 1(3): 14-21.

Abstract: Multinational Corporations (MNCs) engage in various political activities, can have significant political impacts, and can be designed with different political concerns in mind. In arguing that there is much theorizing to do in these regards, I recently outlined a critical research agenda for what I term the political perspective of corporate social responsibility (or political CSR for short). Whilst Néron acknowledges that the agenda I set out is important and valuable, he also suggests that the label I use – i.e. political CSR – is too constraining. I here make a number of clarifications that explain why this is not the case.

To download the full PDF, click here: Whelan Responds to Néron.

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