Title

A corporate social responsbility audit within a quality management framework

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Springer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Public Management

School

School of Management

RAS ID

1324

Comments

Originally published as: van der Wiele, T., Kok, P., McKenna, R., & Brown, A. (2001). A corporate social responsibility audit within a quality management framework. Journal of Business Ethics, 31(4), 285-297.

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Abstract

In this paper a corporate social responsibility audit is developed following the underlying methodology of the quality award/excellence models. Firstly the extent to which the quality awards already incorporate the development of social responsibility is examined by looking at the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the European Quality Award. It will be shown that the quality awards do not yet include ethical aspects in relation to social responsibility. Both a clear definition of social responsibility and an improved audit instrument are required. A definition and an audit instrument are developed which stimulate movement in that direction and help organisations to reflect on their position in relation to social responsibility.

DOI

10.1023/A:1010767001610

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1023/A:1010767001610