Gender in the facets of corporate social responsibility

Vilkė, Rita and Giedrė Raišienė, Agota (2014) Gender in the facets of corporate social responsibility. International review (1-2). p. 72. ISSN 2217-9739

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At the beginning of the twenty-first century some trend of widely discussed phenomena of corporate social responsibility (CSR) had already drifted across the gender issues, taking into account several facets of CSR. The diverse points for discussions concerned with gender and CSR might be addressed to the former debate on philanthropy and CSR. The scope of this study is recent debate on gender and CSR in terms of so called ‘big wins’ for business and society. Systematic review of scientific literature and actual evidence issued by respective research institutions was applied with the aim to organize and generalize range of gender and CSR related issues. Research results show that lately corporate social responsibility paradigm had been taken into particular trend of debate on gender issues, mainly examined in relation with gendermainstreaming and CSR reporting, so called ‘gendered organizations’ and stakeholder relations, socially responsible decisionmaking andcorporate philanthropy. The facets of CSR had been well supported in all its essences with scientific explanations and empirical evidence minimizing the possibility of any ‘snapshot’ approaches on CSR in the fields of gender mainstreaming, CSR reporting and CSR as a political opportunity with regard to gender equality; these seems to be reasonable both for further research and adaptation to practice in the field. However later debate on gender and socially responsible decision-making suffer from quite simplified view on CSR paradigm. Corporate philanthropy viewed in isolation from the rest of CSR categories tends to create confusion in gender and CSR research; philanthropic view normally emphasizes much deeper understanding of CSR than that found in latter research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: corporate social responsibility, gender, philanthropy
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 15:19
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2016 15:19

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