The paper "Corporate Social Responsibility and Globalization" is a great example of a report on management. Corporate Social Responsibility refers to a daily and unending commitment and focuses on corporate business to ensure that they conduct the business activities ethically in a way that contributes to economic developments. It is also a measure by companies to ensure that their workforce lives in a better and improved lifestyle and commit themselves to improve the lives of people in the entire society in which they operate. Going by the recent trends in global business, corporate social responsibility continues to be a topic of high concern attracting extensive research from scholars across the globe (Wynhoven and Jeff, 2004).
Because of this researches and the importance of the matter, many business people, governments, and other agencies keep attributing their support for it. In the present world, multinational companies are taking control of society by being more influential unique compared to private enterprises that existed in the last few decades. With this regard, it is evident that the future of humanity will greatly depend on a commitment to corporate social responsibility by the multinational companies.
In general, according to Carroll and Buchholtz (2003), corporate social responsibility refers to general opportunities presented to the public by corporate companies at any given particular time. The general overview of corporate social responsibility indicates that organizations come up with principles to guide them on how to behave ethically in order to present a good reputation to the public. The importance of corporate social responsibility is that it generates a phenomenon for creating and improving a mutual and permanent relationship between business and community, which serve as the two dynamic individuals involved in the business.
However, according to Davis, Whitman, and Zald (2006), proprietors and managers of most multinational organizations over time developed habits that allowed them to involve in activities that we currently term as corporate social responsibilities. The main idea, and up to date is to improve company relationship with stakeholders, improve employee lifestyles, and contribute towards community development.
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