Session Details: Session 1703

Exploring the Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility

Track G

Date: Sunday, October 12, 2008


Time: 15:00 – 16:30

Interest Group Panel

Room: Salon 18

Session Chair:
Björn Ambos, University of St. Gallen


Companies are often caught between a rock and a hard place: Consumers seek low prices but articulate extensive - and often also expensive - demands over socially responsible business. Moreover, they expect companies to behave ethically impeccable, but do not apply the same high standards for themselves.
Highlighting some inconsistencies in the CRS rhetoric of companies as well as consumers, the session debates the considerable strategic challenges posed by these tensions and maps possible corporate responses. Among the questions addressed are whether consumers are really willing to pay more for products with ethical claims, the scope for using ethics in corporate positioning and effective CSR strategies in supply chain management.

All Sessions in Track G...

Sun: 10:00 – 11:30
Session 1503: Explaining Knowledge Flows within the MNC: Organizational vs. Individual-Level Perspectives
Sun: 13:00 – 14:30
Session 1603: Internationalization among Financial Service Firms
Sun: 15:00 – 16:30
Session 1703: Exploring the Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility
Mon: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1010: Internationalization Strategy
Mon: 15:30 – 16:45
Session 1002: Competing in a Global Economy
Mon: 17:00 – 18:15
Session 1000: Knowledge Flows in MNCs
Session 1005: Emerging Markets
Tue: 11:15 – 12:30
Session 1003: International Knowledge Diffusion
Session 1110: Social Issues in International Business
Tue: 14:30 – 15:45
Session 1001: MNC Structure
Session 1009: Under Assault: How Companies Can Fight Organized Crime
Wed: 10:00 – 11:15
Session 1004: Foreign Entry Modes
Wed: 11:30 – 12:45
Session 1008: The Impact of Climate Change: Lessons from the Field
Session 1084: Internationalization of Research and Development (R&D)

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