About this Research Topic
Therefore, this Research Topic seeks to better understand potential limitations and opportunities to advance social purpose in organizations by integrating profits with other business purposes, which have often been accomplished through blurred sectors. Contributors are encouraged to explore the nested tensions, interwoven contradictions, limitations and opportunities of defining and developing a social purpose in organizations for social progress in communities and countries.
The guest editors welcome manuscripts that address social purpose broadly and contextually within specific industries, organizational types and environments, as well as across different sectors. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches for advancing social purpose globally and nationally within the firm’s social license to operate. In addition, the guest editors encourage manuscript submissions that address the ambiguity of ‘social purpose’ within societal change and transformation across disciplines such as responsible investments, medicine, sustainable engineering, corporate governance, leadership, organizational performance, global value chains, supply chain management, environmental management, strategic management, public policy, responsible management, technology, bioethics, economics, trade, partnerships, and corporate responsibility.
Keywords: social responsibility, sustainability, corporate responsibility, stakeholders, business purpose
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