Corporate responsibility in the digital era

Wynn, Martin G ORCID: 0000-0001-7619-6079 and Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 (2023) Corporate responsibility in the digital era. Information, 14 (6). art 324. doi:10.3390/info14060324

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As the digital era advances, many industries continue to expand their use of digital technologies to support company operations, notably at the customer interface, bringing new commercial opportunities and increased efficiencies. However, there are new sets of responsibilities associated with the deployment of these technologies, encompassed within the emerging concept of corporate digital responsibility (CDR), which to date has received little attention in the academic literature. This exploratory paper thus looks to make a small contribution to addressing this gap in the literature. The paper adopts a qualitative, inductive research method, employing an initial scoping literature review followed by two case studies. Based on the research findings, a simple model of CDR parameters is put forward. The article includes a discussion of a number of emergent issues—fair and equitable access, personal and social well-being, environmental implications, and cross-supply chain complexities—and a conclusion that summarises the main findings and suggests possible directions for future research.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Corporate digital responsibility; CDR; Digital technologies; Corporate social responsibility; CSR; Customer interface; Case studies
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > HD60 Social responsibility in business
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2023 10:21
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2023 16:01

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