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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.

Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility in the Management of Supply Chains
Integrating corporate social responsibility in the management of supply chains

The theme of corporate social responsibility (CSR) has a long history. In 1953, Howard R. Bowen (1953) claimed that companies have the obligation to pursue policies, make decisions, or follow lines of action that are desirable in terms of the objectives and values of the society. According to Archie B. Carroll (1979), CSR encompasses the economic, legal, ethical, and discretionary expectations that society has of organizations. Dealing with economic responsibilities means to transact business and provide needed products and services in a market economy. Addressing legal responsibilities means to obey laws which represent a form of “codified ethics.” Facing ethical responsibilities means to transact business in ...

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