chapter  4
14 Pages

The Relationships of Governments, Local Communities and Corporations in Social Responsibility

Governments, corporations and local communities have the potential to impact each other positively and negatively in CSR and sustainability. Critically examining CSR and sustainability for inappropriate and potentially false representation of social responsibility among local communities, governments and corporations is warranted due to a plethora of varying definitions, theories, methods and social constructions of CSR and sustainability. This chapter will discuss the roles of governments, corporations and local communities in social responsibility and competitiveness and how governments, corporations and local communities impact each other in CSR and sustainability with a discussion of personal trust and individual accomplishment in social responsibility. A social responsibility model describes ways to manage tensions between relational risk and the common good.