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Theological foundation of Corporate Social Responsibility in Islam, Christianity and Judaism: Prospects for strengthening compliance and reporting

Lukman Raimi (), Patel A, Yekini K and Aljadani A
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Patel A: Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom
Yekini K: Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom
Aljadani A: Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom

E3 Journal of Business Management and Economics., 2014, vol. 5, issue 6, 131-141

Abstract: Religion in the contemporary times has potentials from which conventional models and theories could leverage for public wellbeing. Considering the moral and ethical dimensions of corporate social responsibility (CSR), understanding this nebulous concept from the religious lenses could help strengthen CSR compliance and reporting in the industrial societies, where religions play direct and indirect role in corporate governance and peopleÍ´s lifestyle. This paper explores eclectic sources to provide answer to the questions: Does CSR have theological foundation in Islam Christianity and Judaism? Can religions strengthen CSR and fortify compliance and reporting? The authors sourced the required qualitative data from journal articles, Islamic jurisprudence, Judaic sources and Biblical texts as well as relevant online resources on the subject. The extractions from eclectic sources were critically analysed using hermeneutic from which answers to the two questions were established. The findings indicate that CSR has theological foundation in the three religions, and religious ethics and values could be potent drivers for strengthening CSR and reporting.

Keywords: Corporate Social Responsibility; Compliance; Eclectic Approach; Religions; Reporting (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014-09
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