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This site is intended to enhance your use of Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility, Fourth Edition, by David Chandler. Please note that all the materials on this site are especially geared toward maximizing your understanding of the material.
Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility redefines corporate social responsibility (CSR) as being central to the value-creating purpose of the firm. Based on a theory of empowered stakeholders, this bestselling text argues that the “responsibility” of a corporation is to create value, broadly defined. The primary challenge for managers today, therefore, is to balance the competing interests of the firm’s stakeholders’ understanding that what they expect today may not be what they will expect tomorrow. This tension is what makes CSR so complex and demanding, but it is also what makes CSR integral to the firm’s strategy and day-to-day operations. As such, CSR is not something that firms choose to do—all firms do it—it is just that some firms do it better than others. In this new Fourth Edition, author David Chandler explores why some firms are better at CSR and how other firms can improve their CSR efforts.
We gratefully acknowledge David Chandler for writing an excellent text and creating materials for this site. Special thanks are also due to John Tichenor of Stetson University for creating the test bank.
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