Quotation Schönherr, Norma, Reisch, Lucia A., Tharani, Adele, Temmes, Armi, Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre. 2018. Analysing CSR standards in the context of standards markets. CRRC, Leeds, Großbritannien, 10.09.-12.09.


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Companies have long been facing expectations to engage with societal stakeholders, act responsibly and transparently, and to make an active contribution to sustainable development. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards are important in this regard because they codify societal expectations regarding accountability, transparency, as well as social and environmental sustainability towards companies. In the past decade, the continuous proliferation, diversification and evolution of CSR standards have led to the emergence of standards markets where standard setters compete for adopters but also collaborate at the level of overarching principles. Standard markets are currently opaque and information costs for both business and consumers wishing to compare different standards are very high. Frameworks for the systematic comparison of the merits of CSR standards in a way that allows an informed choice between the many options available are still missing.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Analysing CSR standards in the context of standards markets
Event CRRC
Year 2018
Date 10.09.-12.09.
Country United Kingdom
Location Leeds
URL http://crrconference.org/files/2515/3602/5827/CRRC_Book_abstracts_20180903.pdf

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Projects
GLOBAL VALUE - Assessing the Impacts of Multinational Corporations on GLOBAL Development and VALUE Creation
People
Schönherr, Norma (Details)
Tharani, Adele (Former researcher)
Martinuzzi, Robert-Andre (Details)
External
Reisch, Lucia A. (CBS, Denmark)
Temmes, Armi (Aalto University, Finland)
Organization
Institute for Managing Sustainability IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2959 Sustainable development, sustainable economics (Details)
5369 Environmental management (Details)
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