Sociological analysis of CSR managers[Research paper] by Florent Gitiaux


The author was part of the "Alternative Management" third year program in HEC Paris in 2006/2007.

CSR managers and directors serve an ambiguous function inside companies: they are paid by these organizations to explicate the negative impacts of their activities on social and environmental aspects, even when taking these impacts into account seems to be against profit-optimization. The study considers the following: who are the persons in charge of such missions? How do they live and follow their profession? How do they experience their positions and how do they view their commitments? The conclusions presented are based on field research designed in two phases: extended interviews of 11 CSR managers and directors and self-completed questionnaires (34 answers).

Quote article  Florent Gitiaux, « Sociological analysis of CSR managers », 12 december 2007, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Research paper]

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