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Virtuous Social Responsiveness: Flourishing with Dignity

Pamala J. Dillon ()
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Pamala J. Dillon: Duquesne University

Humanistic Management Journal, 2021, vol. 6, issue 2, No 3, 169-185

Abstract: Abstract Corporate social responsibility (CSR) focuses organizational inquiry on the role of business in society and corporate social performance (CSP) provides a framework comprised of principles, processes and outcomes describing CSR performance. Virtuous social responsiveness (VSR) describes CSP from a humanistic management perspective, providing an alternative principle of social responsibility as the basis from which processes and outcomes flow. Incorporating humanistic management assumptions into the role of business in society leads to social performance predicated on well-being creation and dignity promotion. VSR requires a principle of social responsibility grounded in eudaemonia, positioning well-being creation as the common good, as opposed to wealth creation. Dignity promotion within stakeholder relationships is a second requirement for VSR, indicated by altruist stakeholder culture and a collectivistic organizational identity orientation. Theoretical propositions are developed to describe a humanistic management perspective on CSP. A current example of an organization engaging in VSR is provided, illustrating potential CSP outcomes. A discussion of the importance of VSR is presented, along with implications and future research

Keywords: Corporate Social Performance; Humanistic management; CSR; POS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/s41463-021-00104-2

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