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Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy

(6 reviews)

Guillermo C. Jimenez

Elizabeth Pulos

Copyright Year: 2016

ISBN 13: 9781942341253

Publisher: Open SUNY

Language: English

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Reviewed by Pavlina McGrady, Assistant Professor, Southern Oregon University on 6/30/22

The book covers a comprehensive list of topics related to CSR. Common topics such as climate change, social entrepreneurship, fair trade, marketing ethics, and issues with sweatshops are included. I think that it is important that topics such as... read more

Reviewed by Dorothy Nelson, Assistant Professor, Virginia State University on 8/28/21

This book covers many topics from climate change to GMOs to fair trade to animal rights. There may be a few other topics that could be covered more thoroughly and extensively in an updated text. read more

Reviewed by Keith Tierney, Faculty, Linn-Benton Community College on 3/3/19

The book is not extensive but is a good secondary text. read more

Reviewed by Karen Meyers, Assistant Visiting Professor, Miami Unversity Oxford, Ohio on 8/2/18

The book is comprehensive in the topics it covers with three exceptions which are Corporate Fraud and Disclosure Challenges Based on Accounting Practices and The Impact of Sales Goal and Performance Reviews on Unethical Behavior and Related Cover... read more

Reviewed by Richard Peters, Associate Professor, Xavier Uinversity of Louisiana on 6/20/17

This book definitely tackles many of the contemporary ethical, social and environmental problems and debates facing modern corporations. From GMOs to Climate Change, the authors try to cover a broad range of topical and controversial issues,... read more

Reviewed by Deanna Lewis, Instructor, The University of Arizona on 2/8/17

The book covers important topics in CSR, and given the current climate areas such as social media's role in CSR, Millennial's role in CSR would have added much value to the text. read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Corporations and their Social Responsibility
  • Chapter 2 Debating CSR: Methods and Strategies
  • Chapter 3 Global Warming
  • Chapter 4 Genetically Modified Organisms
  • Chapter 5 Social Entrepreneurship
  • Chapter 6 Marketing Ethics: Selling Controversial Products
  • Chapter 7 Organic Food: Healthy Alternative or Marketing Ploy?
  • Chapter 8 Fair Trade
  • Chapter 9 CSR and Sweatshops
  • Chapter 10 Corruption in International Business
  • Chapter 11 Corporations and Politics: Citizens United
  • Chapter 12 Animal Rights and CSR

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About the Book

This textbook provides an innovative, internationally oriented approach to the teaching of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. Drawing on case studies involving companies and countries around the world, the textbook explores the social, ethical, and business dynamics underlying CSR in such areas as global warming, genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food production, free trade and fair trade, anti-sweatshop and living-wage movements, organic foods and textiles, ethical marketing practices and codes, corporate speech and lobbying, and social enterprise. The book is designed to encourage students and instructors to challenge their own assumptions and prejudices by stimulating a class debate based on each case study.

About the Contributors


Guillermo C. Jimenez is a tenured professor in the Department of International Trade and Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (SUNY) in New York City. He also holds adjunct teaching appointments at Iona College (New York) and at the International School of Management in Paris, France. Prof. Jimenez teaches courses on international law, international management, multicultural management, and international corporate citizenship. He is the author of four previous books, including The ICC Guide to Export-Import, 4th edition (ICC Publishing, 2012), the first book on the new legal discipline of fashion law; Fashion Law: A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys (Fairchild Publishing); and a multi-disciplinary review of political psychology, Red Genes Blue Genes: Exposing Political Irrationality (Autonomedia, 2009). Prof. Jimenez received his B.A. from Harvard and his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. As an international policy and legal expert, he has lectured in over 35 countries and collaborated with such intergovernmental organizations as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and European Commission.

Elizabeth Pulos is Senior Manager of Compliance Administration at Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education. She has a BS in International Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she was president of the CSR Club and recipient of the World Trade Week, New Times Group and PVH scholarships, as well as the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. Prior to FIT, Elizabeth studied Music Performance at Mount Royal Conservatory and Environmental Science at the University of Calgary. A classically trained violist, she has performed in New York, Canada, Europe, the UK and Australia.

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