PE19
Urban development, business operation and social responsibility (Social Responsibility) (IUAES Commission on Enterprise Anthropology)

Convenors:
Bernard Wong (San Francisco State University)
Jijiao Zhang (Insititute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
Chair:
Bernard P. Wong,Zhang Jijiao
Discussant:
Tomoko Hamada Connolly
Location:
Roscoe 2.5
Start time:
6 August, 2013 at 11:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

Social Responsibility, and its relationship with Business Operation & Urban Development are very important topics for Anthropologists to do research.

Long abstract:

For the Commission on Enterprise Anthropology (CEA), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is one of the most important topics in Enterprise studies. In the past years, CEA has organized/co-organized several conferences on "Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)", in Kunming (2009), in Antalya (2010), in Hongkong (2010), and in Beijing (2008, 2011) respectively. Since 1990s, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not only a concept but also an important issue as it emerged in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia-Pacific Region. There is as yet, no widely agreed definition of CSR. On 1 November 2010, ISO 26000 was launched, and it provides guidance to all types of organizations, regardless of their size or location, on: - concepts, terms and definitions related to social responsibility; - the background, trends and characteristics of social responsibility; - principles and practices relating to social responsibility; - the core subjects and issues of social responsibility; - integrating, implementing and promoting socially responsible behaviour throughout the organization and, through its policies and practices, within its sphere of influence; - identifying and engaging with stakeholders; and - communicating commitments, performance and other information related to social responsibility. Anthropologists value the economic sustainability of organizations as well as their environmental and social sustainability. So, in this panel, we would like to share our research on Social Responsibility, and its relationship with Business Operation & Urban Development.