Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 157, Issue 2, pp 293–302 | Cite as

Advances in Employee-Focused Micro-Level Research on Corporate Social Responsibility: Situating New Contributions Within the Current State of the Literature

  • David A. Jones
  • Alexander NewmanEmail author
  • Ruodan Shao
  • Fang Lee Cooke
Editorial Essay


This editorial outlines the articles included in the special thematic symposium on corporate social responsibility and employees and highlights their contributions to the literature. In doing so, it highlights the novel theoretical and empirical insights provided by the articles, how the articles inform and expand the methods and research designs researchers can use to study phenomena in this area, and identifies promising directions for future research.


Corporate social responsibility Employees Research design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Jones
    • 1
  • Alexander Newman
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ruodan Shao
    • 3
  • Fang Lee Cooke
    • 4
  1. 1.Grossman School of BusinessUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Deakin Business SchoolDeakin UniversityGeelongAustralia
  3. 3.Asper School of BusinessUniversity of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  4. 4.Monash Business SchoolMonash UniversityCaulfieldAustralia

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