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dc.contributor.authorBoeddeling, Jannen_US
dc.description.abstractAnswering the call for a new theoretical approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), this paper makes a suggestion from a Weberian perspective. It briefly appraises the existing research on CSR and develops key points of a new approach based on their criticism. Suggesting that CSR is a discourse about the role of the economy in society, it discusses whether a suitable new approach for the analysis of CSR can be found outside of economics and business ethics. It is argued that Max Weber's economic sociology and particularly his concept of ideal interests offer an appropriate framework. This framework is developed from Weber's theoretical writings and demonstrated to be used by him to analyze processes of change in the role of the economy in society. The paper then outlines how an analysis of CSR could be carried out building on an ideal interests-framework. It is suggested that such research would significantly advance the understanding of central, yet under-researched elements of CSR. Finally, I argue that the proposed research has the potential of contributing insights to action theoretical questions of modern economic sociology.en_US
dc.publisherUniv. Witten, Herdecke, Wirtschaftswiss. Fak. Wittenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiskussionspapiere, Wirtschaftwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Witten, Herdecke 22/2012en_US
dc.subject.keywordCorporate Social Responsibilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic sociologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordrole of the economy in societyen_US
dc.subject.keywordMax Weberen_US
dc.subject.keywordprotestant ethicen_US
dc.subject.keywordideal interestsen_US
dc.subject.keywordtheory of actionen_US
dc.subject.stwCorporate Social Responsibilityen_US
dc.subject.stwChristliche Soziallehreen_US
dc.titleCorporate social responsibility: A perspective from Weberian economic sociologyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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