COVID‐19 and the future of CSR research

Andrew Crane, Dirk Matten

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Research on corporate social responsibility (CSR) flourished pre-COVD-19 and could reasonably claim to be one of the most widely read and cited sub-fields of management. However, the pandemic has clearly challenged a number of existing CSR assumptions, concepts, and practices. We aim to identify four key areas where CSR research has been challenged by COVID-19 – stakeholders, societal risk, supply chain responsibility, and the political economy of CSR – and propose how future CSR research should be realigned to tackle them.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-284
JournalJournal of management studies
Issue number1
Early online date4 Oct 2020
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2021


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