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Perceptions of corporate social responsibility in Australian forestry companies

Gordon, Melissa; Lockwood, Michael; Hanson, Dallas; Vanclay, Francis Martin; Schirmer, Jacqueline

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To date, limited research has been conducted investigating forest company employee views about corporate social responsibility (CSR). We interviewed 19 employees within two forest companies in Australia. Employees mostly understood CSR as an approach to business not purely focused on financial outcomes, but also addressing social and environmental objectives. Some employees also believed that CSR was an action required for community acceptance of forestry, although many believed CSR would not...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGordon, Melissa
dc.contributor.authorLockwood, Michael
dc.contributor.authorHanson, Dallas
dc.contributor.authorVanclay, Francis Martin
dc.contributor.authorSchirmer, Jacqueline
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T22:35:17Z
dc.identifier.issn1756-2538
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/76522
dc.description.abstractTo date, limited research has been conducted investigating forest company employee views about corporate social responsibility (CSR). We interviewed 19 employees within two forest companies in Australia. Employees mostly understood CSR as an approach to business not purely focused on financial outcomes, but also addressing social and environmental objectives. Some employees also believed that CSR was an action required for community acceptance of forestry, although many believed CSR would not always be effective in improving acceptance of their company's practices. Employees believed that not all negative perceptions of forestry practices could be addressed within the scope of their company's CSR strategy. However, there are opportunities to improve current practice by: a) improving the ability to measure company social license to operate; b) enhancing relationships with a broader range of stakeholders; c) improving collaborations with other forest organisations to address industry social licence to operate issues.
dc.publisherInderscience Enterprises Ltd.
dc.sourceInternational Journal of Sustainable Society
dc.titlePerceptions of corporate social responsibility in Australian forestry companies
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume6
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor050209 - Natural Resource Management
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB5339
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGordon, Melissa, University of Tasmania
local.contributor.affiliationLockwood, Michael, University of Tasmania
local.contributor.affiliationHanson, Dallas, University of Tasmania
local.contributor.affiliationVanclay, Francis Martin, University of Tasmania
local.contributor.affiliationSchirmer, Jacqueline, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage336
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage353
local.identifier.doi10.1504/IJSSOC.2014.066772
local.identifier.absseo960906 - Forest and Woodlands Land Management
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:27:05Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84920830425
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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