Approaching virtuousness through organizational ethical quality: toward a moral corporate social responsibility
Today, in both theory and practice, the concepts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ethics are not necessarily related. Organizations can demonstrate high levels of social proactivity in their CSR policies with or without having laudable levels of ethical quality or virtuousness. This article introduces the concepts of organizational ethical quality (OEQ) to evaluate the moral excellence of CSR actions and policies, identifying and categorizing varying levels ranging from the absence of ethical virtuousness, termed immoral CSR (ICSR), to high levels of moral CSR (MCSR), or ethical virtuousness. High MCSR is the product of both high levels of OEQ in conjunction with more proactive CSR policies based on social action.
O’MARA-SHIMEK, M.; GUILLÉN, M. y BAÑÓN GOMIS, A. J. (2015), “Approaching virtuousness through organizational ethical quality: toward a moral corporate social responsibility”. Business Ethics: A European Review, 24: S144–S155. doi: 10.1111/beer.1210.
Business Ethics: A European Review (2015)