Current Issue
Volume
28
year
2022
Issue
2

Archive

AUTHOR'S GUIDELINES

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

SUBMIT AN ARTICLE

SCIENTFIC AND RESEARCH PROFILE

PUBLICATION ETHICS

PEER REVIEW POLICY

ABSTRACTING AND INDEXING

EDITORIAL BOARD

INTERNATIONAL EDITORIAL BOARD


ADDRESS OF THE EDITORIAL OFFICE

ISSN (print): 1312-7462
ISSN (online): 2367-9409
4 issues per year


The conceptions of the authors express their personal opinion and do not engage the editors of the journal.

The Editorial Board is committed to open science and free access to scientific publications.

Every manuscript received will be checked for plagiarism.

Typeset by:

UNWE Publishing Complex

Printed by:

UNWE Publishing Complex

CSR and Ethics in Japanese Companies: A Search for Harmony Economic Alternatives
year
2019
Issue
2

CSR and Ethics in Japanese Companies: A Search for Harmony

Abstract

Behind a seemingly universal adherence to the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), there are different approaches rooted in distinct traditions. Even among Western countries, there is a great diversity in the CSR approach (Adams et. al., 1998, Maignam and Ralston, 2002). Recent literature has shifted attention to all the institutional factors favoring corporate responsibility (Waddock, 2008). Despite the large number of debates on how to integrate the concept and philosophy of CSR into the contexts of different countries, and although CSR has been present in management literature for quite a long time (Bowen, 1953, Fitch, 1976, Zenisek, 1979), it was not until the early 1980s that a few authors began introducing Japanese CSR into Western academic debates. In this paper, while taking a multidimensional approach (philosophical, institutional and organizational), we will explore the nature of CSR’s importance in the Japanese company, in the Japanese society, the CSR approach taken and in what phase of CSR development is Japan. We will also analyze the influence of institutional variables in order to figure out how Japanese companies have adopted the concept of CSR and how they have integrated it into corporate processes and management strategies.

Keywords

stakeholder theory, CSR, Japan, Kyosei, CSR Reporting
Download 4_Imane_Alternatives_en_2_2019.pdf