Corporate Law and Social Responsibility Book Review by Jay Writtings LLC

Corporate Law and Social Responsibility
An examination of corporate law and social responsibility through the work, "How Corporate Law Inhibits Social Responsibility," written by R. Hinkley.
# 119148 | 815 words | 1 source | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 05, 2010 in Law (Company) , English (Analysis) , Business (General)

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This paper discusses the implications of corporate tax law on general business ethics and social responsibility. The paper examines these implications through an analysis of the work, "How Corporate Law Inhibits Social Responsibility," written by R. Hinkley. The paper describes the content of the work and discusses how the author's experiences affect his position.

From the Paper:

"For his reason, the author took leave of corporate law. The author did so because of the perceived misnomer that the author detected creeping up among corporations that their duty to the public interest consisted merely of complying with the law (Hinkley, 2002). The fact is that in a corporation, like in society conceptually consumers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, competitors, and the community are all stakeholders in the public good, and the ethical behavior the company will serve the public interest. Thus, the corporation must adapt norms for behavior and environmental initiatives such as greening that go for corporations go above and beyond mere compliance with corporate law. The way to ethics is a proactive search for innovative means of becoming more environmentally friendly, and finding new ways for corporations to serve the public good as they seek to maintain competitive advantage."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hinkley, R. (2002) How Corporate Law Inhibits Social Responsibility. Published in the January/February 2002 issue of Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Retrieved September 13, 2008:

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