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Introduction: Locating the Social Domain in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

There are many social domain definitions and social domain practices within corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability among governments, corporations and local communities. Current dimensions of the social domain in CSR and sustainability are overlapping and separated. The construct of the social domain is measured separately and integrated within preconstructed theoretical models of CSR and sustainability. There has not been much reconstruction of the social domain, as this would require a dramatic shift institutionally across disciplines worldwide. Thus, locating the social domain in CSR and sustainability requires examining CSR and sustainability discipline boundaries for greater meanings and sense making of the social domain (Gergen and Gergen, 2008).