Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Summer 1994

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Managerial Issues

Volume

6

Issue

2

First Page

195

Last Page

212

Abstract

Corporate social responsibility as an area of scientific inquiry has received little attention in the popular and academic press during the last decade. Efforts to investigate social responsibility and its relationship to corporate performance have been frustrated by a lack of adequate operationalizations and measures of social responsibility. Regardless of the reasons for this inattention to the is- sues of corporate responsibility, the tide appears to be turning. Recently, TIAA-CREF, the largest institutional trader in the country, initiated an optional fund which invests exclusively in firms that are deemed socially responsible. Such actions suggest that corporations will increasingly be held accountable for activity of concern to multiple stakeholder groups. As a result there will likely be a renewed interest in identifying the dimensions and consequences of corporate social responsibilities.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Managerial Issues 6 (1994): 195. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Pittsburg State University

Language

en

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