Ideal as an introduction and as a quick reference, Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies explores the essential concepts used within the field today. Specially edited and written by a range of international experts, key ideas are succinctly explained and illustrated beyond a simple definition. Further reading suggestions and cross-referencing provide the reader with means to develop their knowledge further.

With over 50 entries, from Actor Network Theory to Utopianism, readers have instant access and explanation of the most influential concepts in CMS literature. Clear and engaging, this will provide strong support for all courses involving critical management and is a perfect resource for anyone with an interest in this field.

Corporate Social Reporting

Corporate social reporting

Definition: Corporate social reporting covers a range of practices whereby organisations provide a report of the social and environmental impacts arising from their operations and of their actions to manage these impacts.


Corporate social reporting as practised by a growing number of large corporations draws upon, and acts as a link between, aspects of two other key concepts in critical management: accountability and corporate social responsibility. From accountability, a basic premise underlying corporate social reporting is that where an individual or entity has a responsibility towards another individual, entity or society, it has an allied duty to provide an account to that other individual, entity or society (the accountee) regarding how it has behaved or performed in relation to this responsibility ...

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