Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 175–187 | Cite as

Corporate Social Responsibility in the 21st Century: A View from the World's Most Successful Firms

  • Jamie Snider
  • Ronald Paul Hill
  • Diane Martin


This investigation is motivated by the lack of scholarship examining the content of what firms are communicating to various stakeholders about their commitment to socially responsible behaviors. To address this query, a qualitative study of the legal, ethical and moral statements available on the websites of Forbes Magazine's top 50 U.S. and top 50 multinational firms of non-U.S. origin were analyzed within the context of stakeholder theory. The results are presented thematically, and the close provides implications for social responsibility among managers of global organizations as well as researchers interested in business ethics.


Economic Growth Corporate Social Responsibility Business Ethic Social Responsibility Qualitative Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jamie Snider
    • 1
  • Ronald Paul Hill
    • 1
  • Diane Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.St. PetersburgU.S.A

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