Often people ask us to explain social responsibility and global manufacturing in a five-minute conversation, but many of the components that influence the way business is done are incredibly complex and nuanced. If you are interested in the subject, and want to delve a little deeper, here are some books and websites that will help.
Recommended Books & Websites
The China Price: The true cost of Chinese competitive advantage
by Alexandra Harney
In The China Price, acclaimed Financial Times correspondent Alex Harney uncovers the truth about how China is able to offer such amazingly low prices to the rest of the world.
In The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, business professor Pietra Rivoli takes the reader on a fascinating around-the-world adventure to reveal the life story of her six-dollar T-shirt.
Corporate Responsibility: A Critical Introduction
by Mike Blowfield and Alan Murray
This textbook examines the multiple dimensions to corporate responsibility, creating a framework that presents a historical and interdisciplinary overview of the field, a summary of different management approaches, and a review of the key actors and trends worldwide.
Social Welfare and Individual Responsibility (For and Against)
by David Schmidtz and Robert E. Goodin
In Social Welfare and Individual Responsibility, Schmidtz and Goodin debate the ethical merits of individual versus collective responsibility for welfare.
The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility
by Steven K. May, George Cheney and Juliet Roper
Should business strive to be socially responsible, and if so, how? The Debate over Corporate Social Responsibility updates and broadens the discussion of these questions by bringing together in one volume a variety of practical and theoretical perspectives on corporate social responsibility.
David Vogel presents a clear, balanced analysis of the contemporary corporate social responsibility (CSR) movement in the United States and Europe.