Does CSR Help or Hinder a Company’s Performance?

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Task 4: (582 words)
Write a literature review for “Does CSR (corporate social responsibility) help or hinder a company’s performance?”

This literature review explores the state of the art in corporate social innovation research.
It briefly outlines the main themes in the corporate social responsibility (CSR) debate organizational legitimacy, moral choices, stakeholder interaction, sustainable development radical and user driven innovation. The paper then reviews the major objects of corporate social innovation singling out and eco innovations as key themes. It closes by analyzing how social innovation is enacted at each of the four levels discussed in the first part.
The debate about CSR has been said to have begun in the early
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- Tsoutsoura M., 2004, “Corporate Social Responsibility and financial Perfor mance”, Center for
Responsible Business, Working Paper Series, N. 7, University of Califor nia, Berkeley.
- Academy of Management Review, Institute of Social and Ethical Accountability [online]
Available from :<> [Accessed 11 may, 2010].
- Roberts C., 1992, "Determinants of Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure: An
Application of Stakeholder Theory", Accounting, Organizations and Society, 17, 6, 595 - 612.
- World Business Council for Sustainable Development [online] Available from : [Accessed 15 October,2012].
- Donaldson T., (1989), The Ethics of International Business, The Ruffin Ser ies in Business
Ethics, Oxford University Press.
- Sustainable investment , Ethical Investment Research and Information Service [online]
Available from <> [Accessed 24 Jun,
- Cooperative Bank, Ethical Purchasing Index [online] Available from :[ Accessed 23 april,2005]

TASK 6: (1073 words)

The synthesized essay on: “Does CSR (corporate social responsibility) help or hinder a company’s performance?”

The corporate social responsibility (CSR) is getting an increasingly important issue for economic agents all over the world. The development sustainable businesses need to implement
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