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The Corporation

Manuel Branco

Chapter Chapter 3 in Corporate Social Responsibility, the Fight Against Corruption and Tax Behaviour, 2021, pp 21-29 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract In this chapter the view of the corporation that underpins the perspective on CSR upon which this book rests is presented. Similar to the previous one, this chapter helps setting the stage for the subsequent discussion of the issues on which this book focuses. The dominant theories of the corporation (the artificial entity, real entity, and aggregate theories) are presented, and a more recent theory—the collaboration theory of the corporation—is introduced as an attempt to address the shortcomings of the former theories. This latter theory, proposed by Eric Chaffee, is presented as especially interesting for the purpose of analysing the fight against corruption and responsible tax behaviour as CSR issues.

Keywords: Corporation; Artificial entity theory; Aggregate theory; Real entity theory; Collaboration theory (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-63735-7_3

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