NORTH ADAMS -- Dr. Paul Nnodim, chair of the philosophy, interdisciplinary studies and modern languages department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), recently published "Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation," a book about corporate social responsibility as the private governance of corporate-induced externalities.
Nnodim co-wrote the book with Kenneth Amaeshi, his schoolmate in both high school and college. Amaeshi is a reader at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. The pair later brought in another friend to work on the book with them, Onyeka Osuji, who teaches Law at Exeter University, England.
The book was published in October by Routledge.
"Corporations have some responsibilities toward society," Nnodim said. "These are not merely acts of charity, but rather the legitimate expectations of today’s citizens. Thus, the scope of corporate social responsibility is no longer limited to corporate philanthropy, but in a sense, extends to matters of basic justice."
The book touches on recent events in the United States that shaped or continue to influence the corporate social responsibility debate here and around the world. Such events include the Great Recession, the BP Oil Spill, the Supreme Court Campaign Finance Ruling and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Nnodim, who hopes to offer a course on corporate social responsibility at MCLA in the near
"Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation" is available as a hardback and soon will be available as an e-book. For more information, go to http://www.mcla.edu or www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415880794.