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n Transactions of the Centre for Business Law - Corporate social responsibility in the United States of America : chapter 8 : part four : corporate social responsibility in South Africa and the United States of America

Volume 2010, Issue 46
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Abstract

Globalisation, liberalisation of trade rules and privatisation has resulted in the issue of corporate responsibility acquiring greater significance than ever before. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the United Sates of America (America) is not a concept which is easily definable. The meaning of corporate social responsibility has metamorphosed from being only about philanthropy to being about shareholder protection and good corporate citizenship. Because of a constantly evolving society, corporate social responsibility envelops social, financial and environmental issues. The bone of contention about corporate social responsibility is whether to legislate to consider it as a voluntary initiative.

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