Social Partnerships and Responsible Business: A Research Handbook (Hardcover)

Social Partnerships and Responsible Business: A Research Handbook By M. May Seitanidi (Editor), Andrew Crane (Editor) Cover Image
By M. May Seitanidi (Editor), Andrew Crane (Editor)
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Cross-sector partnerships are widely hailed as a critical means for addressing a wide array of social challenges such as climate change, poverty, education, corruption, and health. Amid all the positive rhetoric of cross-sector partnerships though, critical voices point to the limited success of various initiatives in delivering genuine social change and in providing for real citizen participation. This collection critically examines the motivations for, processes within, and expected and actual outcomes of cross-sector partnerships.

In opening up new theoretical, methodological, and practical perspectives on cross-sector social interactions, this book reimagines partnerships in order to explore the potential to contribute to the social good. A multi-disciplinary perspective on partnerships adds serious value to the debate in a range of fields including management, politics, public management, sociology, development studies, and international relations. Contributors to the volume reflect many of these diverse perspectives, enabling the book to provide an account of partnerships that is theoretically rich and methodologically varied.

With critical contributions from leading academics such as Barbara Gray, Ans Kolk, John Selsky, and Sandra Waddock, this book is a comprehensive resource which will increase understanding of this vital issue.

About the Author

M. May Seitanidi is Senior Lecturer in Strategy at Kent Business School at the University of Kent and a Visiting Fellow at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) at Nottingham University Business SchoolAndrew Crane is George R. Gardiner Professor of Business Ethics and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada

Product Details
ISBN: 9780415678636
ISBN-10: 0415678633
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 29th, 2013
Pages: 448
Language: English