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Complete and partial organizing for corporate social responsibility

Rasche, Andreas; de Bakker, Frank G.A.; Moon, Jeremy

Authors

Andreas Rasche

Frank G.A. de Bakker

Jeremy Moon



Abstract

This paper investigates different modes of organizing for corporate social responsibility (CSR). Based on insights from organization theory, we theorize two ways to organize for CSR. “Complete” organization for CSR happens within businesses and depends on the availability of certain organizational elements (e.g., membership, hierarchy, rules, monitoring, and sanctioning). By contrast, “partial” organization for CSR happens when organizers do not have direct access to all these organizational elements. We discuss partial organization for CSR by analyzing how standards and cross-sector partnerships make selective use of organizational elements. We maintain that an important feature of the increasing institutionalization of CSR—not only within businesses but also among non-governmental, governmental, and professional actors—is the rise of partial forms of organization. We discuss the contributions to this Special Issue in the context of our theorization of complete/partial organization for CSR and outline avenues for further research.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 1, 2013
Journal Journal of Business Ethics
Print ISSN 0167-4544
Electronic ISSN 0167-4544
Publisher Humana Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 115
Issue 4
APA6 Citation Rasche, A., de Bakker, F. G., & Moon, J. (2013). Complete and partial organizing for corporate social responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics, 115(4), doi:10.1007/s10551-013-1824-x
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-013-1824-x
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10551-013-1824-x
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

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