A Commentary on the Leading Information Technology Companies' Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility

Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 and Comfort, Daphne (2020) A Commentary on the Leading Information Technology Companies' Approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Public Affairs. e2564. doi:10.1002/pa.2564 (In Press)

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Abstract

The emergence of digital technologies is seen to be vitally important in driving future economic development, but they may have damaging implications for society. This contradiction begs the question of how leading information technology companies, that play an important role in developing, disseminating, promoting, and facilitating the digital technologies, address social responsibility. The aim of this commentary paper is to shed some light on this question by reviewing how the leading information technology countries publicly approach corporate social responsibility. The paper describes how the companies emphasised their commitment to corporate social responsibility and evidenced that commitment in a variety of ways, before offering some wider reflections on the role of corporate social responsibility within the economy and society.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5387 Business Ethics
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business > Business, Entrepreneurship and Financial Management
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2020 11:27
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2021 14:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/9006

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