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International Journal of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility (2 papers in press)


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  • Climate? Paper or Plastic? Pollution? It Doesnt Matter -- Freedom is the Solution   Order a copy of this article
    by Walter Block, Antón Chamberlin 
    Abstract: Due to specialisation and the division of labour non-meteorologists cannot but take seriously the findings of environmental scientists. But this only holds true when those involved in ecological studies are able to freely conduct their research. That relatively rather low bar, sadly, has not been reached in recent debates in this field. The point is when scientists, or specialists, in a given discipline are free to present their theories and evidence, then, laypersons would be well-advised to take into account their findings. But when scholars are not allowed to do so then the findings of the majority of them must be taken with a grain of salt. The present paper attempts to find our way forward in this not only non-scientific, but anti-scientific milieu.
    Keywords: academic fraud; environmentalism; scientific method;specialisation and the division of labour.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJCSSR.2018.10015434
  • Working with values: An alternative approach to win-win   Order a copy of this article
    by Sarah Williams 
    Abstract: In this paper we offer an alternative perspective on the business case for why organisations should embrace the arguments for corporate social responsibility (CSR). In particular we look at the win-win scenario often posited by both internal and external agencies where it is not only the business who wins by adopting a CSR agenda but also the environment; save money - save the planet. Using a case study of a group of SME managers belonging to a Green Business network in the UK, we offer a different approach to relying on the traditional win-win scenario that assumes businesses and managers are motivated largely by financial gain. Instead, we show how a series of workshops were used based on Schwartzs Value System with the aim of helping the managers to, firstly understand their own values and motivations toward CSR and, secondly, how they could translate this to better understand the values of their own managers and colleagues with regard to embedding CSR practice. The aim of the paper is to highlight the value of taking a perspective on CSR at the individual level as well as offering a tool that managers could use in their own practice.
    Keywords: CSR; environmental engagement; values; motivation; engaging employees; SMEs.