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Lessons from the Third Wave: A reflection on the rediscovery of Corporate Social Responsibility by the mainstream accounting research community
Journal Title: FINANCIAL REPORTING 
Author/s: Dennis M. Patten 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  18 Pg. 9-26 FullText PDF:  648 KB
DOI:  10.3280/FR2013-002002
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In this paper, I reflect on what I, as a long-time member of the social and environmentalaccounting community, see as both the positive and negative aspects ofwhat I refer to as the ‘third wave’ of corporate social responsibility (CSR) researchby more mainstream accounting researchers. I note that CSR-themed articles havebeen published in the primary mainstream journals, in waves (and a ripple), sincethe 1960s, and I review those contributions. More importantly, I attempt to assesswhat the newest wave of research adds to the body of knowledge, and how thatmight have implications for the social and environmental accounting community.
Keywords: Social and environmental accounting; corporate social responsibilityreporting; mainstream accounting.

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Dennis M. Patten, in "FINANCIAL REPORTING" 2/2013, pp. 9-26, DOI:10.3280/FR2013-002002

   

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