Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Restructuring and by Liangrong Zu

By Liangrong Zu

In today’s globalized and aggressive company setting, businesses more and more glance to restructuring, mergers & acquisitions and downsizing to outlive, develop and maximize gains. besides the fact that, once they are usually not controlled in a socially accountable demeanour, restructurings may perhaps exert the unfavourable impression on staff, shareholders, groups, and society as a whole.

The booklet empirically explores the phenomena of company social accountability (CSR), restructuring, and relationships with firm’s functionality in China. It supplies an perception into how chinese language companies reply to expectancies of stakeholders by way of making social objectives part of their total enterprise operations. It additionally offers a clean view of the hot proposal of socially accountable restructuring. For these trying to advertise socially accountable practices in restructuring, the e-book presents a distinct and stimulating research and touchstone.

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According to Carroll’s research (Carroll 1999), the CSR definition construct began in the 1950s, which marks the modern era of CSR. Definitions expanded during the 1960s and proliferated during the 1970s. In the 1980s, there were fewer new definitions, more empirical researches, and alternative themes began to mature. These alternative themes included corporate social performance (CSP), stakeholder theory, and business ethics theory. In the 1990s, CSR continues to serve as a core construct but yields to or is transformed into alternative thematic frameworks.

The chapter is organized in four sections, in addition to this introduction. 2 investigates conceptual evolution and definition of CSR, the models of CSR, perceptions of managers toward CSR, how CSR evolves and develops in China. The relationship between CSP and financial performance is examined as well. 3 defines the concept of restructuring, and takes an overview of the empirical phenomena in the transitional economies, and then examines how restructuring has been constructed as both positive development and antisocial behavior in different social science literature.

The negative Fig. 2 A two-dimensional model of CSR. 2 Corporate Social Responsibility 23 end of this axis is concerned with cost of social action that is where the expenditure involved in the exercise of social responsibility in the short term is the main consideration. The emphasis here is on social costs in the short term. The positive end is concerned more with the long term benefits arising from social action, and perceives the potential benefits for business to outweigh costs in the long term.

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