Defining CSR: Problems and Solutions

  title={Defining CSR: Problems and Solutions},
  author={Benedict Sheehy},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
  • B. Sheehy
  • Published 1 October 2015
  • Business
  • Journal of Business Ethics
The ubiquity of the term CSR threatens its carrying any distinctive meaning. Despite its long history no consensus has been developed among the industry participants, academics or other interested parties. After a careful review of the complications and complexities of the CSR debate and distinct disciplinary definitions, the article turns to approach the problem of definition using the philosophy of science. It applies a scientific definitional approach of genus, differentia and species to… 

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