Analysis: Realism or idealism Corporate social responsibility and the employee stakeholder in the global fast-food industry

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The article by Royle T., ‘Realism or idealism Corporate social responsibility and the employee stakeholder in the global fast-food industry’, published in 2005, is mainly focused on CSR (Corporate social responsibility). CSR has some earnest and ominous influences in nowadays businesses and corporations. The author is first persisting on the rights of employees and employers. Though almost all of the global companies in the world do not intend to care about CSR, the author’s perspective insists that CSR’s activities are crucial for the future existence of the companies. The article insinuates that some globally known companies are acting properly in a socially responsible behavior. Further, the author’s main purpose of writing this…show more content…
Assuming that the article claims that CSR distinguishes the fact that working conditions refer to the connection of legal laws between employer and employee, we can neither accept nor totally agree with all arguments given in the research. A company’s objective is always to make achievable profit. According to the research, CSR wants both companies to make high profit and let the society benefit.2 Even though, we cannot definitely consider that society does benefit eventually. Nearly all companies that work together with CSR have other hidden thoughts. Since CSR is a legal corporation,3 businesses use the cooperation to profit. For instance; imagine a company would spend its shareholders money to improve the environment for their employees. They would not use the money of their shareholders if they would not see profit in it.4 It is rather ridiculous to use the shareholders money for their profit. In that they cooperate with CSR, nobody can see their absurd thought behind. Indeed it is an intellectual force that businesses use. From the research article, we know that CSR essentially just has to build a company’s long term value and profit.5 However, as long as they do not see the ulterior motives and the misappropriation of the business against them, their actions are rather inept and expedient for the society and the employees. If we especially focus on McDonalds, we are intrinsically able to say that they
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