By Andrew R. McGill
Environmental degradation. Poverty and malnutrition. ailment and illiteracy. because the world's human inhabitants skyrockets and assets develop scarce, the multinational corporation--with its skill to mobilize monstrous human and capital assets throughout geopolitical boundaries--may be mankind's top security opposed to an onslaught of social ills. Many businesses have already joined the fray, launching bold worldwide company citizenship courses designed to enhance the standard of existence within the groups and international locations during which they function. Their actions, the point of interest of this groundbreaking paintings, are precursors to a brand new age of enlightened capitalism, and their daring holiday with culture is placing them now, greater than ever, within the public eye.
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Responding to this pressure. Although familiar arguments about ethical and economic motivations for engaging in citizenship activities are included, our intention is not primarily to argue for one rationale Page 2 over another. Rather, it is to help explain the movement by corporations toward corporate citizenship activities from the companies' perspectives, as well as from broader theoretical perspectives that introduce sociological, psychological, and economic concepts to help make sense of these actions.
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