Question: Contrast corporate social responsibility and corporate citizenship.
Corporate citizenship has internal values and external values role making it the more advanced form of corporate responsibility. Corporate citizenship and responsibility are very closely related they go hand in hand together. According to Lisa, corporate citizenship should be viewed, not as a replacement for corporate social responsibility, but as a complement to it (Lisa, 2003).
According to Lawrence and Weber, Corporate social responsibility means that an organization should act in a way that improves culture and its citizens and be held accountable for any of its actions that affect people, their communities, and their environment (2013). Many companies are join foundation for corporate responsibility. "In 2008, Boeing joined the Foundation for ...view middle of the document...
Organization with corporate social responsibility has made a commitment to give back to society and to their stock holders. There are to principles that are the foundation of CSR. The charity principle is the idea that the wealthiest members of society should be charitable toward those less fortunate. The stewardship principle is the idea that business leaders have an obligation to see that everyone, particularly those in need or at risk, benefits from their firmsâ€™ actions.
Corporate citizenship refers to putting an organizations commitment to social and environmental responsibility into practice worldwide, not only locally or regionally (Lawrence & Weber, 2013). According toCorporate citizenship proponents believe "that corporations should actively promote goals that society deems worthwhile and take positive steps toward solving social problems (Carden, 2012). There are five stages of global corporate citizenship. The stages are as follows, Elementary, Engaged, Innovative, Integrated and Transforming. Each stage is characterized by a distinct pattern (Power Pt. 7). Philippians 3:20-21, â€œBut our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.â€
Carden, L., & Boyd, R. O. (2012). CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP: AN INTEGRATED OPERATIONAL APPROACH.Southern Journal of Business and Ethics, 4, 57-66. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/1079476792?accountid=12085
Lisa, W. (2003). Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Citizenship and the Global Compact: A New Approach to Regulating Corporate Social Power? Global Social Policy, 3(3), 299.
Lawrence, A. T., & Weber, J. (2013). Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy, 13th Edition. The McGraw-Hill Companies.
PowerPoint Slide Chapter 7: Global Corporate Citizenship