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Corporate Social Responsibility Books

The following books were written or edited by faculty members. Books are listed alphabetically by title.

Competitive Environmental Strategy: A Guide to the Changing Business Landscape
Andrew Hoffman, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

This book examines the effects of environmentalism on corporate management, explaining how and why environmental forces are driving change and how business managers can think about environmental issues in a strategic way. It includes a discussion of competitive environmental strategy and draws connections to the emerging issue of sustainable development. It offers examples that demonstrate the validity and applicability of the concepts for business people.


Corporate Environmentalism and Public Policy
Thomas P. Lyon, Professor of Business Economics

Drawing on prior work, Thomas P. Lyon and John W. Maxwell argue that corporate environmentalism is the result of firms attempting to anticipate public policy changes and influence the legislative process in their best interests. Presenting a general framework that highlights the links between corporate environmentalism and public policy, they use analytical tools of positive political economy and game theory to provide insights into corporate strategy and the effects of corporate and government policies on overall social welfare.



Energize Your Workplace: How to Create and Sustain High-Quality Connections at Work
Jane Dutton, Professor of Management and Organizations

Corrosive work relationships are like black holes that swallow up energy that people need to do their jobs. In contrast, high-quality relationships generate and sustain energy, equipping people to do their work well. Author Jane Dutton provides three pathways for turning negative connections into positive ones that sustain employee resilience, facilitate the speed and quality of learning, and build individual commitment and cooperation.


Exploring Positive Relationships at Work: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation
Jane Dutton, Professor of Management and Organizations

The editors approach Positive Relationships at Work (PRW) from multiple levels, providing critical insights into the dynamic process underlying this new interdisciplinary domain of inquiry. Commentator chapters at the end are written by preeminent scholars.




The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profits
C.K. Prahalad, Professor of Strategy

What is the world's most exciting, fastest-growing new market? It's where you'd least expect it: at the bottom of the pyramid. Collectively, the world's billions of poor people have immense entrepreneurial capabilities and buying power. This book shows how to serve this group and help them escape poverty. Whether you're a business leader or an anti-poverty activist, business guru Prahalad shows why you can't afford to ignore "Bottom of the Pyramid" (BOP) markets.



From Heresy to Dogma: An Institutional History of Corporate Environmentalism Expanded Edition
Andrew Hoffman, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

This book traces how market, social and political pressures drive corporations to respond to environmental issues, analyzes the cultural frames that organizations use to come to terms with these external influences, and describes the resulting changes in organizational culture and structure. This edition modifies the model and data used in the original and offers a broad picture of the current state of corporate environmentalism.


Getting Ahead of the Curve: Corporate Strategies That Address Climate Change
Andrew Hoffman, Associate Professor of Management & Organizations

This report provides guidance to companies on integrating climate-related concerns into their corporate strategies. It's also for investors, analysts, policymakers and NGOs.




Global Climate Change: A Senior Level Dialogue at the Intersection of Economics, Strategy, Technology, Science, Politics and International Negotiation
Andrew Hoffman, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

This book is based on the 1997 conference organized by the Kellogg Environmental Research Center and presents the views of key players in the global climate change policy debate. The editor seeks to promote dialogue on the implications of climate change policy by presenting perspectives from representatives from government, concerned industries, environmental organizations and academic institutions.


Organizations, Policy and the Natural Environment: Institutional and Strategic Perspectives
Andrew Hoffman, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations

This book by Andrew Hoffman and edited by Marc Ventresca brings together emerging perspectives from organization theory and management, environmental sociology, international regime studies and the social studies of science and technology to provide a starting point for studies of environmental policy and corporate environmental behavior. It is for organizational scholars and environmental scholars interested in management and policy.


People and Profits?: The Search for a Link Between a Company's Social and Financial Performance
James Walsh, Professor of Management and Organizations

The quest to understand the relationship between a company's social investments and its financial performance has consumed business scholars for over thirty years. This book, co-authored by James P. Walsh with Joshua Margolis, a past Fellow in the Michigan Society of Scholars program and current professor at the Harvard Business School, chronicles this pursuit. Nearly 100 studies are examined in detail.


Positive Organizational Scholarship: Foundations of a New Discipline
Kim S. Cameron, Jane E. Dutton and Robert E. Quinn, Professors of Management and Organizations

This book explores the dynamics that lead to extraordinary performance. Edited by Kim S. Cameron, Jane E. Dutton and Robert E. Quinn, Positive Organizational Scholarship offers a scholarly foundation for tools and practices that managers can use to develop human strength, foster resiliency in employees, make healing and restoration possible and cultivate extraordinary individual and organizational performance.


The Role of Business in Fostering Peaceful Societies
Cindy Schipani, Professor of Business Law

Global protests against multinational companies often give the impression that the interests of multinationals and of peaceful societies are at odds. In their book, Tim Fort and Cindy Schipani contend that business benefits from a peaceful environment and can foster peace by adopting responsible and open working methods. This book shows how companies can encourage collaboration across borders and create problem-solving practices that increase social harmony.



Social Movements and Organization Theory
Gerald Davis, Professor of Management and Organizations

Organization theory and social movement theory are two of the most vibrant areas within the social sciences. This collection of original essays and studies calls for a closer connection between these fields and demonstrates the value of this interchange.



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