By Ingo Pies (auth.), Ingo Pies, Peter Koslowski (eds.)
This quantity unites the viewpoint of industrial ethics with ways from strategic administration, economics, legislations, political technological know-how, and with philosophical reflections at the thought of company Citizenship and New Governance.
In view of the internationalization of the economic climate and the loose flow of capital, new tools of political coordination are wanted. those societal alterations set off the 2 heavily intertwined demanding situations tested during this booklet. the 1st problem pertains to the function and the self-conceptualization of industrial organizations as company voters inside society. businesses are more and more anticipated to imagine the social accountability of supporting to form the rule-framework of globalization. the second one problem refers back to the type of the engagement in neighborhood, nationwide and foreign methods of governance. To extra credibly and successfully take on those demanding situations, company actors are ever extra engaging in rule-setting procedures including civil society corporations and the government.
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With SEEBALANCE, companies can calculate costs and environmental impact alongside the social effects of products and production processes. Why do Eco-Efficiency and SEE-Balance as internal analytical tools have any relevance for Corporate Citizenship? BASF does not restrict itself to employing them in its own research and development activities; rather the company also regularly builds up educational capacities to introduce business partners in developing countries into this methodology. For example, textile companies in Northern African countries are educated to employ the tool in order to qualify for the environmental standards of the European Union’s textile markets.
With their social engagement companies are acting not as a substitute but rather as a complement of state administrations. They trigger ‘collective learning processes’ which help innovative solutions to emerge and knowledge to be created. This knowledge may sometimes be used for the optimization of government programs or the creation of new laws within the political process; however it always remain generically different from politics. In a similar vein, Backhaus-Maul et al. (2008: 20) perceive the companies’ aim to overcome dilemma situations as a possible driver for voluntary corporate commitment.
We carry out our corporate social responsibilities diligently because we believe that they do not lower profits; quite conversely, they are essential to sustainable value creation [. ] In this case, the products 28 A. Habisch that we create for less-developed regions are also suitable for rural areas of more developed countries, enabling us to expand our market in both developing and developed markets. This makes the initiative a real business opportunity, not philanthropy or charity. Thus, Corporate Citizenship at Ericsson does not remain in the status of a mere add-on but rather directly influences the way Ericsson perceives the relationship with their larger social context.
Corporate Citizenship and New Governance: The Political Role of Corporations by Ingo Pies (auth.), Ingo Pies, Peter Koslowski (eds.)