Journal article

CSR for Happiness: Corporate determinants of societal happiness as social responsibility

Austin Chia, Margaret L Kern, Benjamin A Neville

Business Ethics: a European review | Wiley | Published : 2020

Abstract

Over the past decade, societal happiness has increasingly been considered important to public policy initiatives globally, supported by interdisciplinary scholarly efforts spanning the social sciences, economics, and public health. Curiously, despite for‐profit corporations being core social institutions of modern societies, scant attention has been given to the social role and responsibilities of corporations in relation to societal happiness. In this article, we review and integrate research from positive psychology and related disciplines to examine happiness as a social outcome of corporate activity. We propose that corporations have a social responsibility to respect, preserve, and adva..

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