Editors: "Matjaž Mulej", "Robert G. Dyck"

Social Responsibility - Range of Perspectives Per Topics and Countries

Volume 4

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ISSN: 2589-3033
eISSN: 2352-3336 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-041-3
eISBN: 978-1-68108-040-6 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97816810804061150401

Introduction

Current global economic crises call for social responsibility to replace neo-liberalistic, one-sided and short-term criteria causing monopolies of global enterprises. Humanity’s existence is endangered under the threat of global capitalism, unless the positive concept ‘everyone’s social responsibility impacts everyone in society’ becomes the basis of the new socio-economic order. This concept must be realized together with related concepts of ‘interdependence’ and ‘holism,’ embodying the principles of accountability, transparency, ethical behavior, and respect for stakeholders--to support the rule of law, international norms, and human rights.

Social Responsibility - Range of Perspectives Per Topics and Countries brings forth discussions from researchers from different countries. The contents of this volume include discussions related to community involvement, disaster response and disease epidemics, among other topics. The volume also includes studies on social responsibility standards in a Mexican city as well as a discussion of social responsibility in BRICS countries.

Preface

Editorial introduction to Volume 4: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - RANGE OF PERSPECTIVES PER TOPICS AND COUNTRIES.

This volume differs from the other three volumes by exposing the differences that tend to show up in consideration of ‘Social responsibility beyond neoliberalism and charity’.

Responsible corporate management and community involvement – Štefka Gorenak: sees the future of economy and society in totally responsible management.

Social responsibility and the rule of law- Breda Mulec: supports this view for necessary future legal measures.

Well-being as the basic aim of social responsibility- Simona Šarotar Žižek: makes readers aware that the basic criterion of success is human well-being rather than profit alone.

First responders in regional disasters: a case of social responsibility- Gerhard Chroust et al.: provide a case of providing well-being and social responsibility in urgencies.

Requisite holism of behavior when facing complexity of pandemic diseases – new trends in Healthcare information system (HIS)- Teodora Ivanuša et al. expand the issue of urgencies to pandemic diseasies and suggest innovation in healthcare information systems.

Innovation of managerial attributes to incorporate a more systemic world-view- Tatiana A. Medvedeva et al.: analyze Russia and Slovenia as latecomers to the contemporary market economy and expose the traditional managerial commanding habits as inhibiting factors to social responsibility in organizations and society.

The economic and environmental decline of Atenquique, Mexico, associated with socially irresponsible corporate ownership- José G. Vargas-Hernández: supports the above findings with a bad case caused by the lack of social responsibility of the influential persons who are rather one-sided than socially responsible.

Socially responsible business in the "BRICS" economies: the way to a sustainable future - Zhanna S. Belyaeva, Alberto G. Canen: expands the cases to expose the economic need for social responsibility in the most rapidly developing economies.

Matjaž Mulej
University of Maribor
Slovenia

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Robert G. Dyck
Virginia Tech
USA

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