In recent years, CSR has become the corporate approach to the societal
guiding model of sustainable development. In the concept of CSR, traditional
management practices are confronted with social and environmental stakeholder
claims. Businesses tackle CSR with a variety of instruments. First, environmental
and quality management systems are still important tools for achieving
CSR. Second, sustainability reporting takes into account the increasing
sensitivity among consumers and investors regarding sustainable development.
Third, the rise of organisational development and business ethics emphasises
the normative role of enterprises and the importance of corporate culture.
Fourth, the rise of stakeholder management illustrates the changing role
of business and the reshaping of business-society relations. In our research
at the corporate level we explore all four aspects of CSR. Furthermore,
we analyse the changing relations between states and businesses on the
one hand and between businesses and civil society on the other.
Selected projects of recent years
Projects (1-15 of 15)
2010 - 2013
IMPACT - Impact Measurement and Performance Analysis of CSR Techniques (Details)
2009 - 2010
The Competitive Advantages of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - A Sector-specific Delphi Research (Details)