|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Sustainable Management|
|Editors||Samuel Idowu, René Schmidpeter, Nicholas Capaldi, Liangrong Zu, Mara Del Baldo, Rute Abreu|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Apr 2021|
The term corporate citizenship is typically used to describe corporations in their socio-political role. It recognizes that corporations are involved in social activity beyond mere financial activities and carry obligations to contribute to the social well-being of a society. As the term ‘citizen’ indicates, the notion is rooted in politics, indicating a recognition of the corporation as a social actor and as responding to non-market pressures. Research of the concept includes both institutionalist and business social scientific methods.