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Responsibility and Governance

The Twin Pillars of Sustainability

  • David Crowther
  • Shahla Seifi
  • Tracey Wond

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David Crowther, Shahla Seifi, Tracey Wond
    Pages 1-13
  3. Challenging the Routine

  4. Insights for Industry

  5. Empirical Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Prabir Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Denis Leonard
      Pages 183-195
    3. Matilde Schwalb-Helguero, Iñaki García-Arrizabalaga
      Pages 197-213
    4. Verónica Paula Lima Ribeiro, Sónia Maria da Silva Monteiro
      Pages 215-236

About this book


This book examines various aspects of changes to business behavior through the lenses of the “twin pillars” of sustainability – responsibility and governance. It discusses whether the focus of corporate social responsibility has changed so much that we need to think about redefinitions of key concepts in the field, and analyses both the theory and practice in a variety of ways to enable conclusions to be drawn about the changes needed to any definitions.
This approach is based on the tradition of the Social Responsibility Research Network, which in its 15-year history has sought to broaden the discourse and to treat all research as inter-related and relevant to business. This book consists of the best contributions from the 16th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility and 7th Organisational Governance Conference held in Derby, United Kingdom in August/September 2017.


corporate social responsibility corporate governance corporate sustainability social responsibility environmental sustainability sustainable development triple bottom line business ethics poverty alleviation value chain buycott business behavior sustainability Social Responsibility Research Network

Editors and affiliations

  • David Crowther
    • 1
  • Shahla Seifi
    • 2
  • Tracey Wond
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Business and LawDe Montford UniversityLeicesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of DerbyDerbyUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of DerbyDerbyUnited Kingdom

About the editors

David Crowther is Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at De Montfort University, United Kingdom, and President of the Social Responsibility Research Network. His interests lie in the fields of governance, sustainability, and accountability. He is founding editor of the Social Responsibility Journal, and has published 50 books and over 400 articles.

Shahla Seifi is based at the University of Derby, United Kingdom. Her research centres around sustainable development, corporate sustainability, governance in the global market, and the application of game theory to sustainability problems.

Tracey Wond is Head of Research at the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Derby, United Kingdom. Her research is primarily focused on public evaluation, its use and effectiveness.


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