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Social Responsibility

With globalisation on the rise and capitalism expanding, social responsibility, corporate as well as individual social responsibility, plays an important part to save the natural environment and improve the lives of citizens. But how responsibly do corporations and ordinary citizens act in order to meet the demands of our fast-changing world? Authors from different universities contribute their knowledge on this open-access platform to be shared at a global level. This book starts off by contemplating whether the concept of world society could be an ice-breaker for a global shift in sociology (Wittmann); it critically assesses social responsibility of Spanish university students (Ramos), discusses professional social responsibility in engineering (Bielefeldt), looks at conflicts in Kenya's mining industry (Abuya) and evaluates the public healthcare system in Italy (Comite) and the corporate and consumer social responsibility in the Italian food industry (Boccia & Covino). The book also includes guidelines for managers who want to enter the corporate world (Gorondutse & Hilman) and ends with a chapter examining Chinese consumers' attitudes towards counterfeit goods (Kozar & Huang). The collective contributions of these experts provide updates regarding ongoing research and developments in relation to the urgent need for improved social responsibility.

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Social ResponsibilityEdited by Ingrid Muenstermann

Published: July 11th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71709

ISBN: 978-1-78923-443-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-442-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-602-5

Copyright year: 2018

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3 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

7 Dimensions Citations


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1. World Society: An Ice-Breaker for a Global Shift in Sociology?

By Veronika Wittmann


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2. Social Responsibility among University Students: An Empirical Study of Spanish Samples

By José Manuel García Ramos, Carmen de la Calle Maldonado, María Consuelo Valbuena Martínez and Teresa de Dios Alija


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3. Professional Social Responsibility in Engineering

By Angela R. Bielefeldt


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4. Mining Conflicts and Corporate Social Responsibility in Kenya’s Nascent Mining Industry: A Call for Legislation

By Willice O. Abuya


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5. The Institutional Aims of the Public Healthcare System and Its Ethical-Social Action

By Ubaldo Comite


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6. Corporate and Consumer Social Responsibility in the Italian Food Market System

By Flavio Boccia and Daniela Covino


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7. Perceived Social Responsibility and Performance Link

By Abdullahi Hassan Gorondutse and Haim Hilman


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8. Examining Chinese Consumers’ Knowledge, Face-Saving, Materialistic, and Ethical Values with Attitudes of Counterfeit Goods

By Joy M. Kozar and Shuyi Huang


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