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Managing Corporate Social Responsibility: A Communication Approach

Managing Corporate Social Responsibility: A Communication Approach

W. Timothy Coombs, Sherry J. Holladay

ISBN: 978-1-118-10666-2

Sep 2011

184 pages



Managing Corporate Social Responsibility offers a strategic, communication-centred approach to integrating CSR into organizations. Drawing from a variety of disciplines and written in a highly accessible style, the book guides readers in a focused progression providing the key points they need to successfully navigate the benefits and implications of managing CSR.

  • Chapters are organized around a process model for CSR that outlines steps for researching, developing, implementing, and evaluating CSR initiatives
  • Emphasizes stakeholder engagement as a foundation throughout the CSR Process Model
  • Discusses ways to maximize the use of social media and traditional media throughout the process
  • Offers international examples drawn from a variety of industries including: The Forest Stewardship Council, Starbucks Coffee, and IKEA.
  • Draws upon theories grounded in various disciplines, including public relations, marketing, media, communication, and business
Contents in Detail ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Conceptualizing Corporate Social Responsibility 1

2 Strategic CSR 29

3 CSR Scanning and Monitoring 51

4 Formative Research 63

5 Create the CSR Initiative 89

6 Communicate the CSR Initiative 109

7 Evaluation and Feedback 137

8 CSR Issues 153

References 165

Index 177