Professionalization and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Comparative Study on German and US Job Requirements in CSR

Benzinger, Diana and Müller-Camen, Michael ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1033-6486 (2021) Professionalization and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Comparative Study on German and US Job Requirements in CSR. Work, Employment and Society. pp. 1-19. ISSN 0950-0170

[img]
Preview
Text
09500170211054368.pdf
Available under License Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).

Download (134kB) | Preview

Abstract

Given the steady interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR), this study explores the process of professionalization of CSR. Drawing upon the literature on ‘organizational’ professionals, explicit and implicit CSR, as well as varieties of capitalism, professionalization of CSR is explored in order to trace processes of explicitization and potential cross-national differences between the United States and Germany. In a comparative longitudinal study, we analyse job announcements in the field of CSR and find that although the hybridity of explicit and implicit CSR between the US and Germany is starting to unfold, job characteristics and job requirements in CSR in Germany and the US are still not the same. Our results suggest there is a more distinct trend in professionalization in the US than in Germany in terms of the manifestation of explicit CSR and that the institutional context is linked to how employers drive professionalization processes in non-traditional professions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: online first
Keywords: corporate social responsibility, explicit CSR, explicitization, implicit CSR, professionalization, varieties of capitalism
Divisions: Departments > Management > Personalmanagement
Kompetenzzentren > Sustainability Transf. & Responsibility
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2021 11:06
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 11:06
Related URLs:
FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/102613/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/8470

Actions

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics