Corporate Social Responsibility in Times of Crisis

Practices and Cases from Europe, Africa and the World

  • Samuel O. Idowu
  • Stephen Vertigans
  • Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea

Part of the CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series (CSEG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Corporate Social Responsibility in Times of Crisis: Europe

  3. Corporate Social Responsibility in Times of Crisis: North America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
  4. Corporate Social Responsibility in Times of Crisis: Africa

  5. Corporate Social Responsibility in Times of Crisis: Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea, Stephen Vertigans, Samuel O. Idowu
      Pages 261-264
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-271

About this book


This book explores national and transnational companies' Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities in times and settings in which they are confronted with economic and social challenges and analyzes these situations, ranging from the financial crisis to fourth generation sustainability. Presenting a number of different cases from various parts of Europe, North America and Africa, it showcases how companies respond to the challenges of the development, consultation, implementation, integration, measurement and consolidation of CSR. Further it specifies how these corporations deal with uncertainties over corporate and financial resources, global financial stability and growing evidence for climate change.

The book describes CSR adaptation under challenging circumstances and argues for the strategic and operative legitimation of Corporate Social Responsibility in times of crisis.


CSR and crisis CSR policy CSR practice in Africa CSR practice in Europe CSR practice in North America challenges for CSR case studies CSR case study CSR in hard times CSR performance narrative intelligence CSR in SMEs

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel O. Idowu
    • 1
  • Stephen Vertigans
    • 2
  • Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea
    • 3
  1. 1.Guildhall School of Business and LawLondon Metropolitan UniversityLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Applied Social StudiesRobert Gordon UniversityAberdeenUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Economics and Business AdministrationUniversity of CraiovaCraiovaRomania

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