The author discusses four meanings attributed to "corporate social responsibility" by the many people who use the term: (1) regulatory justification meaning, (2) regulatory compliance meaning, (3) regulatory leadership meaning, (4) reallocation meaning.
Alfred F. Conard,
Response: The Meaning of Corporate Social Responsibility Variations on a Theme of Edwin M. Epstein,
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