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ERIC Number: EJ1072916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1940-5847
The Culture of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Academic Framework: Some Literary Implications
Mehta, Sandhya Rao
Contemporary Issues in Education Research, v4 n10 p19-24 Oct 2011
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is swiftly emerging as an integral part of corporate culture and discourse. Associated with notions of responsibility, accountability and community involvement, it remains privileged with concerns that increasingly define the new millennium. Less developed, however, is the relevance of CSR ideas to academic communities. For universities to shrug away from CSR concerns would be to deny an essential precondition of the academic framework--accountability to the stakeholder--in this case, the students and the immediate community at large. This paper attempts to contextualize the role of the universities within the wider concerns of CSR. While establishing the background of CSR studies, the emergence of academic involvement will also be reflected upon and finally, an example of the way in which accountability could be achieved in the literature programs of English departments will be presented to indicate ways in which literary curricula could be better aligned with the priorities of the larger, ever-expanding concerns of global literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oman