Business Executives' Attitudes Toward Social Responsibility: Past and Present

Kinard, Jerry; Smith, Michael E.; Kinard, Brian R.
June 2003
American Business Review;Jun2003, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p87
Academic Journal
Examines business executives' attitudes toward social responsibility. Opposing views on social responsibility; Indication that social problems change over time; Suggestion that businesspeople view social problems as the joint responsibility of both government and private enterprise.


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