Contract as a Tool for Promoting CSR: research proposal – University of Copenhagen

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Contract as a Tool for Promoting CSR: research proposal

Introduction of a research plan for the following three years. The thematic topic of the contribution towards the scholarship regarding the CSR is how the contract as a legal tool can be used for promoting the CSR.

On my seminar that is going to take place on 1st June 2016, I will introduce my research plan for the following three years. The thematic topic of my contribution towards the scholarship regarding the CSR is how the contract as a legal tool can be used for promoting the CSR. My research emanates from the following thesis: Given the on-going development of the CSR both in management and legal world, the content of this term is dynamic and even though most definitions provide a specific target for a focus – the well-being of the society – the content of CSR, from the legal perspective continues to be open to diverse interpretation. Ultimately, this ambiguity of the term “corporate social responsibility” and what exactly it encompasses, renders the fight against corporate misconduct much more difficult. Thus, it is my claim that a legal research focusing on the contract as driving factor (or one of the driving factors) in enforcing CSR should first and foremost try understand the character of the legal norms driving the CSR. By deconstructing the CSR notion, it will be feasible to understand and research more specifically the role and possible power of contract in applying and enforcing corporate behavior. Furthermore, during my seminar I will elaborate on my other articles that will touch upon the cross-jurisdictional case analysis of application and enforcement of CSR obligations within the business contractual relationship as well as the fiduciary duties of the managers vis-à-vis the active CSR approach.

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