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Corporate Social Responsibility in a Dynamic Global Environment

Sustainable Management in Challenging Times

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview of multi-faced theoretical and empirical approaches to CSR
  • Includes case studies from developed and emerging countries and different types of organizations
  • Supports practitioners in adopting and operationalizing sustainable business models

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

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This book highlights the latest research on responsible business and its practical implications for the economy, society, academia, and politics. It presents selected contributions from respected scholars and experts who have conducted international research on corporate social responsibility, sustainability, ethics, corporate governance, finance, and responsible investing. 

The book examines the spreading and enhancement of CSR and sustainability at the micro, meso, and macro levels, especially in light of their increased relevance following the recent pandemic.

Taken together, the results of the empirically and theoretically based contributions offer a unique and multi-faceted perspective on current global trends and expected developments in this area. They cover a wide range of contexts and situations, helping readers expand their knowledge and drive effective change to tap their organizations’ full potential.

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Corporate Governance

Editors and Affiliations

  • Lisbon Accounting and Business School, Lisbon, Portugal

    Irene Guia Arraiano

  • Department of Business Administration and Santander Financial Institute (SANFI), University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain

    Belén Díaz

  • Department of Economics, Society and Politics, University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Urbino, Italy

    Mara Del Baldo

  • BFH, Bern, Switzerland

    René Schmidpeter

  • Guildhall School of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University, London, UK

    Samuel O. Idowu

About the editors

Irene Guia Arraiano is a Professor in the Business Department at Lisbon Accounting and Business School, Polytechnic Institute (ISCAL) in Portugal. She currently teaches Operational Research and Finance and is also the Erasmus coordinator in business courses. She is a member of the CEFAGE - Research Centre of Évora University (Portugal). Her research interests predominantly focus on the interaction between finance, corporate social responsibility, and socially responsible investment. She is part of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Global Corporate Governance Institute (USA) and a member of the Editorial Board of International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility. Irene Arraiano actively participates as a member of the Organizing Committee and Scientific Board of International Scientific events.

Belen Díaz is Associate Professor of Finance at the University of Cantabria (Spain) and Academic Director at Santander Financial Institute (SANFI). Previously, she has been Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and Director of Campus and Social Development at the University of Cantabria. The quality of her research was recognized with the "Sanchis Alcover Award", awarded by the Scientific Association of Economy and Management. She is currently part of the academic advisory committee in the Global Corporate Governance Institute (USA). Her main research interests include, among others: CSR, corporate governance, sustainable finance, mergers and acquisitions, companies’ valuation. She is author of more than 50 publications. 

Mara Del Baldo is Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting Studies at the University of Urbino where she teaches Financial Accounting and Economics of Sustainability and Accountability. She has been a visiting professor in several European Universities, received invitations to international conferences and is a member of different international and Italian scientific networks, including the academic advisory committee in the Global Corporate Governance Institute (USA), the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), the SPES Institute and the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN). Her main research interests include, among others: entrepreneurship and small business, CSR and business ethics, financial, social and integrated reporting, accounting and gender, benefit corporation and economy of communion companies. She is board member and serves as a reviewer of several international journals. She published in several Italian and international journals as well as in books of the Springer Series on CSR, Ethics and Governance.

René Schmidpeter is Research Professor at BFH Bern (Switzerland) and guest professor/lecturer in Germany, Austria, China, USA, India, Australia and England. He is series editor for Springer’s CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance book series, editor of the Encyclopedia of Sustainable Management (ESM) as well as editor of the Dictionary of Corporate Social Responsibility (DCSR). His research and teaching activities focus on sustainable business transformation, international perspectives on sustainability, social innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship with special focus on the relationship between business and society. René serves as an expert in many academic, economic and political steering committees as well as sustainability advisory boards. He is Vice President of the Global Corporate Governance Institute (GCGI) and Founder of M3TRIX / TETRANOMICS in Cologne and Munich, Germany.

Samuel O. Idowu is a senior lecturer at London Metropolitan University(UK). He is a fellow member of the Chartered Governance Institute, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators and a named freeman of theCity of London. Samuel has been in academia for more than 30 years. He is an editor in chief of the International Journal of CSR and editor in chief of the American Journal of Economics and Business Administration and also a series editor of the book series CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance.

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