Institutions and Corporate Social Responsibilityin The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility: Psychological and Organizational Perspectives
Authors: Witt Michael A.
The authors provide an overview of existing research on CSR and institutions and suggest avenues for future development.They begin by laying out how the three major forms of institutionalism have approached CSR, what kinds of institutions and levels of analysis have been used, and how this has been linked to various domains of CSR. Based on this overview, the authors derive implications for research and directions how work at the intersection of CSR and institutions might advance. Specifically, it seems that the field should stop viewing institutional conformity as CSR and instead apply insights from comparative institutional analysis to voluntary (“explicit”) forms of CSR, leverage configurational methods, and explore the co-evolution of CSR and institutional norms.