CSR and Beyond (Heftet)

A Nordic Perspective


Atle Midttun (red.)

Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2013
Antall sider: 448
Forlag: Cappelen Damm Akademisk
Språk/målform: Engelsk
ISBN: 9788202412159
Kategori: Statsvitenskap , Økonomi, markedsføring og organisasjonsfag , Etikk , Organisasjon og ledelse og Samfunnsvitenskap
Fag: Etikk, Organisasjon og ledelse, Statsvitenskap
Nivå: Akademisk
Om utgivelsen CSR and Beyond
Following the neoliberal turn in the 1980s, leading global companies have established an influential trend in business through adoption of the doctrine of corporate social and environmental responsibility (CSR).

CSR and Beyond. A Nordic perspective critically explores the new megatrend and its varying interpretations and presents overviews of several fields of CSR practice: governance, business ethics, SRI/ESG investment, communication, reporting, labour relations/HR, supply chain management, life cycle analysis, climate strategy, innovation, leadership and public policy. The book also presents visions of CSR development going forward.

While the book contributes to the international research frontier, it also reflects its Nordic context, both with respect to authorship and empirical focus. Chapters on leading companies and on state CSR initiatives illustrate how the Nordic tradition has fostered pioneering CSR positions both in business and public policy. In the final chapter the book engages in the broader international debate on CSR, democracy, and value creation, with leading international critical thinkers in dialogue with industrial strategists.

With a foreword by R. Edward Freeman, professor at the University of Virginia.

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Atle Midttun is a professor at the Norwegian Business School, the Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation. He holds a PhD degree in Economic Sociology at Uppsala University in Sweden. Midttun is a co-director of two of the School’s research centres: The Centre for Energy and Environment and The Centre for Corporate Responsibility. He has conducted research and published extensively on topics such as corporate social responsibility, economic regulation, innovation, energy, and sustainability.
Joel Bakan writes and researches in the areas of constitutional law, socio-legal studies, legal theory and economic law. He studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and served as Law Clerk in 1985 for Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada. He joined the Law Faculty in 1990 as Associate Professor after a year's visit from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he had been Assistant Professor since 1987. Professor Bakan teaches Constitutional Law, Contracts, socio-legal courses. He has won the Faculty of Law's Teaching Excellence Award twice and a UBC Killam Research Prize.
Bjørn-Tore Blindheim is an associate professor at the Department of Media, Culture and Social Sciences at the University of Stavanger. He has earlier published on subjects as the construction of responsibility within institutionalized contexts, critical discourses on the role of business in society, the relationship between corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, and the management of corporate social responsibility.
Atle Blomgren is a senior research scientist at the International Research Institute of Stavanger/Stavanger Centre for Innovation Research. Blomgren holds an All But Dissertation degree from The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen, Norway. In addition to his work in CSR, he is currently involved in numerous research projects on the Norwegian oil and gas industry.
Pål Brun is an Executive Director and the Sustainability Services Leader for Ernst & Young Norway. He has more than 10 years experience from working with large multi-national companies to develop their sustainability strategies, performance management and reporting. He has also worked with leading global investors to develop their approaches to integrating Environmental, Social and Governance factors as part of their investment strategies. He has been a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board industry working group for Financial Services and has lectured on sustainability reporting for the Norwegian School of Management and the University of Life Sciences. Before joining Ernst & Young, he led PwCs sustainability practice in Norway. He holds a Master of Law from the University of Oslo.
Benedicte Brøgger er professor i forretningsutvikling og innovasjon ved Handelshøyskolen BI. Tema for hennes forskning er de kulturelle sidene ved forretningsvirksomhet og vekst, og betingelsene for samforstand og gjensidig forpliktende samarbeid mellom ulike interessentgrupper. Hun har gjennomført flere lange feltarbeid i sør-øst Asia, og flere korte feltarbeider i forbindelse med utviklingsprosjekter i varehandel, olje- og energi, og prosessindustribedrifter, og i kommunalt sektor. Brøgger har en doktorgrad i sosialantropologi fra Universitetet i Oslo, og har i 2 år vært gjesteforsker ved University of Chicago. Hun har vært forskningsleder ved Arbeidsforskningsinstituttet og har arbeidserfaring fra finansnæringen og offentlig sektor.
Peggy Simcic Brønn is Professor of Communication and Management in the Norwegian Business School’s Department of Communication, Culture and Languages, and associate dean of the school’s Bachelor in Public Relations. She is also director of BI’s Center for Corporate Communication. Dr. Brønn has conducted research on relationship outcomes, reputation and reputation risk analysis, motives for social engagement, CSR communication and the strategic role of communication managers. She is Norway’s academic representative to the Reputation Institute and consults in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors in Norway. She holds a DBA from Henley Management College in the UK.
Paddy Coulter is a Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford University and a Senior Associate of St Antony’s College as well as an Associate Fellow at the university’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI). He is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bournemouth’s Media School and was an Advisory Board member of the University of Bath’s Wellbeing in Developing Countries ESRC Research group. Coulters media and development expertise covers the separate - if related - areas of communications for development (primarily, though not exclusively, in the countries of the industrialised world) and of the development of media within developing countries.
Caroline Dale Ditlev-Simonsen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver), a Masters degree in Energy and Environmental Studies (Boston University) and a PhD in Leadership and Organization (BI Norwegian Business School). Ditlev-Simonsen has international and comprehensive business and organizational experience in the areas of corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship and environmental and ethical issues. Her research areas are Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), non-financial reporting, attitudes, behavior, change, leadership and communication.
Dagfinn D. Dybvig is an associate professor at the Bodø Graduate School of Business (University of Nordland) where he also is a Vice Dean. He holds a PhD in philosophy from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Recently, as a member of the Centre for Ecological Economics and Ethics, Dr Dybvig has focused on corporate social responsibility and ecophilosophy, while also teaching the history of philosophy, the theory of science, and the history of economic ideas.
Annik Magerholm Fet is a professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She has a doctor degree in Systems Engineering and Environmental Life Cycle Management. She currently leads multidisciplinary initiatives within NTNU for Global Production and Corporate Social Responsibility. She is also the Director of Education and Research for the Norwegian Systems Engineering Council and holds a position as board member of different organisations. She is a project leader for several national and international research projects.
Maria Gjølberg is a senior consultant in sustainability risk management at Det Norske Veritas (DNV) with a strong combination of academic and practical experience in the area of CSR, sustainability and strategy. She holds a PhD in “CSR in the Nordic countries” from the Department of Political Science (University of Oslo). She has worked as a research fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment (University of Oslo), in close collaboration with the business schools in Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki. She has extensive experience as a consultant in CSR for close to 10 years and is also an experienced presenter, lecturer and panelist in various industry, governmental and civil society events.
Lars G. Hassel is a professor of accounting and the rector of the Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University in Sweden. He holds a Dr degree in accounting from Åbo Akademi University in Finland where he is also a professor. Hassel has been the director of the Sustainable Investment Research Platform (SIRP) funded by Mistra, the Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research in Sweden.
Morten Huse er professor i organisasjon og ledelse ved Handelshøyskolen BI og Reinhard-Mohn-Endowment-Chair of Management and Governance, University of Witten/Herdecke, medlem Catalyst Europe Advisory Board og var i perioden 2010-2012 President i European Academy of Management. Han er blitt tildelt TIAW’s (The International Alliance of Women) pris for Championing the Economic Empowerment of Women (2013). Morten Huse har hatt professorstillinger i en rekke land, blant annet i Italia, Sverige, Finland og Australia, i tillegg til Tyskland og Norge.
Tatiana Iakovleva is associate Professor in Stavanger Business School, Stavanger Center for Innovation Research, University of Stavanger since 2008. Dr. Iakovleva rreceived her Ph.D. in management from Bode Graduate School of Business, Norway (2007). Dr. Iakovleva’s research interests include personal and organisational antecedents leading to innovation and superior entrepreneurial performance on enterprise and regional level, female entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, as well as factors affecting entrepreneurial intentions. She has over 20 publications in International Journals on the topic related to entrepreneurship, innovation and transitional economies.
Ove Jakobsen is professor in ecological economics at Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, Norway. He holds master’s degrees in philosophy (University of Bergen), management (Norwegian School of Economics), and marketing (Buskerud University College). He received his Dr. Oecon. from the Norwegian School of Economics His main research interests are ecological economics, business ethics and spriritual leadership. He has published numerous articles and books internationally within these topics.
Eva Joly is a Norwegian born French magistrate and politician for Europe Écologie (The Greens) – the party she represented as a candidate for the presidency of France in the 2012 elections. Joly is an outspoken critic of government corruption. She has published several books, including her autobiography Corruption Hunter (2001), as well as Plan for a Better World (2004) and Justice under Siege (2006). Joly holds the honorary doctorate from the University of Bergen, and is the recipient of many awards and prizes including the Equal Opportunity Award of the Norwegian Confederation of Vocational Unions in 2003, the Norwegian Humanist Association’s Humanist Prize (2004) and the Global Financial Integrity Award.
Arno Kourula is an Assistant Professor of strategy at the University of Amsterdam Business School in the Netherlands and an Adjunct Professor at Aalto University School of Business in Finland. His primary research interests are cross-sector interaction and corporate responsibility. His articles have appeared in such journals as Business Ethics Quarterly, Business & Society, Corporate Governance, Energy Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of World Business.
Oluf Langhelle is a professor at the Department of Media, Culture and Social Sciences at the University of Stavanger. He also works with the Centre for Sustainable Energy Solutions (CenSE Solutions) at the University of Stavanger. He has conducted research and published on topics such as sustainable development, environmental policy, climate policy, corporate social responsibility and trade policy.
Thomas Laudal er førsteamanuensis ved Handelshøgskolen ved Universitetet i Stavanger. Han er cand.polit. fra Universitetet i Oslo og har en ph.d. innen endringsledelse med vekt på bedrifters samfunnsansvar fra Universitetet i Stavanger. Hans spesialfelt er institusjonelle analyser og bedrifters samfunnsansvar. Laudal har mange års erfaring fra Nærings- og handelsdepartementet, Statskonsult (nå Difi), petroleumsbransjen og fra IRIS som oppdragsforsker. Hans publikasjoner handler om organisasjonsendringer, om drivkreftene for bærekraftige virksomheter og om samspillet mellom politisk styring og markedsstyring.
George Monbiot is an environmental writer and journalist. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian and is the author of several acclaimed books such as "The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order" (2003), "Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain" (2000) and "Bring on the Apocalypse: Six Arguments for Global Justice" (2008). He is an intrepid environmental campaigner and has been involved in a variety of environmental action groups. Monbiot has held visiting fellowships and professorships at the universities of Oxford (environmental policy), Bristol (philosophy), Keele (politics), Oxford Brookes (planning) and East London (environmental science).
Jørgen Randers (born 1945) is professor of climate strategy at the Norwegian Business School, where he works on climate and energy issues, sustainability, and system dynamics. Jorgen Randers is member of corporate boards in Norway and the sustainability councils of foreign multinationals. He chaired the Norwegian Commission on Low Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2006. He has written many books and scientific papers, including “The Limits to Growth” (1972) – with others – and “2052 – A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years” (2012).
Torger Reve currently holds the Wilh Wilhelmsen Chair in Strategy and Industrial Competitiveness at BI Norwegian School, where he also was President for the period 1997-2005. Reve has a Ph.D in marketing from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA. He holds two master degrees in business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH), Bergen, and a BA degree in liberal arts at Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota, USA. Reve's research has concentrated on marketing channels, interorganizational relations, business strategy and industrial competitiveness.
Natalia Semenova is a postdoctoral research fellow in accounting at Åbo Akademi University, School of Business and Economics in Finland. She received her Dr degree from Åbo Akademi University in the field of the extra-financial value of ESG information in financial markets. She is also affiliated with the Sustainable Investment Research Platform (SIRP).
Elin Staurem holds a Master degree from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in the field of Industrial Ecology. She has been research assistant at the Norwegian Business School, Departemet of Innovation and Economic Organization, where she participated in research on corporate responsibility, sustainability and innovation. She currently holds a position at Environmental adviser in the Norwegian National Rail Administration.
Vivi M.L. Storsletten is a researcher in ecological economics at Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland. She holds a bachelor in optometry and master’s degrees in ecological economics and in business administration. Her research interests are ecological economics, business ethics and leadership theories. This includes correlations between economic efficiency and quality in kindergartens. In addition her research has focused on sustainability and global responsibility in the perspective of leadership models.
Susanne Sweet is an Associate Professor at Stockholm School of Economics and the founder and research leader of Sustainability Research Group that in 2007 received the Globe Award for "For an outstanding and tangible research in the field of CSR." She is conducting research and have published on topics such as industrial sustainable development, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainable consumer and market practices, and Base of the Pyramid business models. She currently is on the management team and conducts research in a large cross disciplinary research program on sustainable fashion, Mistra Future Fashion.
Caroline Taylor is Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Citizenship for IBM UK & Ireland. She is responsible for the strategy and delivery for both IBM’s brand & reputation and its sales pipeline development, leading a team across all aspects of go to market strategy and execution; including market segment management, marketing communications, public relations and corporate social responsibility. With 28 years of professional marketing experience, Caroline is an Adjunct Professor at Imperial College Business School in London and is also the Business to Business Ambassador for the UK’s Marketing Society.
Mark B. Taylor is a Senior Researcher at the Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies in Oslo. Mark’s research focuses on regulatory and policy responses to violence and conflict, including war economies and business and human rights. A former Managing Director at the Fafo Institute, Mark has been an advisor and analyst for government, business, civil society and the United Nations on issues of human rights and international law. Mark graduated with honours from McGill University in Montreal and holds an LL.M (cum laude) in Public International Law from Leiden University, The Netherlands.
Hanne Thornam is head of sustainability consulting at Ernst & Young Norway. She has extensive experience of working with world leading companies in the Nordics and internationally to develop their sustainability strategies and related performance management and external reporting. She has also worked with leading investors to develop their approaches to integrating Environmental, Social and Governance factors as part of their investment strategies. Hanne has previous experience from PwC and AccountAbility. She holds an MSc in European Business from ESCP Europe and a BSc in Economic history from London School of Economics and Political Science.
Elzbieta Toporowska is research assistant at BI Norwegian Business School, the Institute of Innovation and Economic Organisation where she participates in research on sustainability, renewable energy and CSR. She is the administrative manager at the Centre for Corporate Responsibility. She holds a MA in Sociology from the University of Oslo.
Steen Vallentin is associate professor in CSR at the Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), where he is also associated with the Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (cbsCSR). His research is mainly focused on the political aspects of CSR, including the role of government, the emergence of new modes of governance and the impact of media and public opinion on corporate communication and action. His most recent publications include a critical book on CSR in Danish (Afkastet og anstændigheden – Social ansvarlighed i kritisk belysning) (2011), a paper for Organization on “Governmentality and the Politics of CSR” (2012) and a paper for Journal of Business Ethics entitled “Governmentalities of CSR: Danish Government Policy as a Reflection of Political Difference” (2013).
Fred Wenstøp har en doktorgrad i Management Science fra University of California, Berkeley. Han er professor ved Handelshøyskolen BI, og har utviklet selvvalgt prosjektoppgave som evalueringsform i fagene strategi og beslutningsanalyse. Opplegget har blitt benyttet av mange kull med studenter som har skrevet oppgaven i grupper og med stort læringsutbytte.