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Corporate Social Performance

  • Elena BattagliniEmail author
Living reference work entry


Social performance is a complex corporate issue that addresses management and enterprises policies, which are compatible with the objectives and the values of society. While initially applied mainly in relation to concerns of shareholders, stakeholders, and state welfare, there is a growing interest in locating CSP in much broader contexts of innovation patterns and trajectories. The focus of these new lines of enquiry is relying on community-led CSP policies engaged with socially innovative forms of work organization and solidarity relationships between enterprises, citizens, and actors within and beyond territories.


Companies are facing new demands to engage in public-private, multistakeholder, and cross sector partnerships (Rein and Stott 2009; Draxler 2016) and are undergoing pressure to be accountable not only to shareholders but also to workers, employees, consumers, suppliers, local communities, policy-makers, and society at large (Anderson 2005;...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Urban and Regional Economics Research UnitGiuseppe Di Vittorio FoundationRomeItaly

Section editors and affiliations

  • Lizhen Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of manufacturing and civil engineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyGjøvikNorway