The corporate social responsibility of the pharmaceutical industry: idealism without illusion and realism without resignation.

@article{Leisinger2005TheCS,
  title={The corporate social responsibility of the pharmaceutical industry: idealism without illusion and realism without resignation.},
  author={Klaus Michael Leisinger},
  journal={Business ethics quarterly : the journal of the Society for Business Ethics},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={577-94}
}
In recent years society has come to expect more from the "socially-responsible" company and the global HIV/AIDS pandemic in particular has resulted in some critics saying that the "Big Pharma" companies have not been living up to their social responsibilities. Corporate social responsibility can be understood as the socio-economic product of the organizational division of labor in complex modern society. Global poverty and poor health conditions are in the main the responsibilities of the world… CONTINUE READING

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