Corporate Social Responsibility: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  title={Corporate Social Responsibility: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly},
  author={Subhabrata Bobby Banerjee},
  journal={Critical Sociology},
  pages={51 - 79}
  • S. Banerjee
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Sociology
  • Critical Sociology
In this article I critically analyze contemporary discourses of corporate social responsibility and related discourses of sustainability and corporate citizenship. I argue that despite their emancipatory rhetoric, discourses of corporate citizenship, social responsibility and sustainability are defined by narrow business interests and serve to curtail interests of external stakeholders. I provide an alternate perspective, one that views discourses of corporate citizenship, corporate social… 

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