Journal of Academic Perspectives
Journal of Academic Perspectives

Volume 2010 No 3

Trust within Organizations – Benefiting from Demographic Changes by Fostering Intra-Organizational Trust

Sven Voelpel and Eric Kearney, Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, Bremen, Germany

 

Human Rights – the Road Ahead

C.N. Krishna, S. K. University, Anantapur, Nail, G.V. Prabhakar, and G. Swapna Bhargavi,  Aurora P.G. College, Hyderbad, India

 

The Responsible Corporation Syndrome

Ádám Angyal, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Trust within Organizations – Benefiting from Demographic Changes by Fostering Intra-Organizational Trust

Sven Voelpel and Eric Kearney, Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development, Bremen, Germany

If companies aim to earn the trust of customers and the general public, they must first establish a culture of trust within their own organization. From an intra-organizational perspective, trust has many benefits, including reduced transaction costs. A thus far overlooked benefit may lie in the effects that trust has on the relationship between demographic diversity and intra-organizational outcomes. Due to demographic changes, globalization, and other forces, increasing diversity (e.g., with respect to gender, age, nationality, as well as cultural, educational, and functional background) is not only inevitable, but also constitutes a potential competitive advantage, as it broadens the range of task-relevant knowledge and perspectives. Trust is likely to be one factor that helps to unlock
Voelpel_Kearney.pdf
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Human Rights – the Road Ahead

C.N. Krishna, S. K. University, Anantapur, Nail, G.V. Prabhakar, and G. Swapna Bhargavi,  Aurora P.G. College, Hyderabad, India

The authors present the relationship between trade liberalization and the impact on human rights. Though there have been many initiatives to alleviate the negative impacts of trade liberalization, all of these do not necessarily improve the relationship between trade and human rights. The crux of the issue is when trade is used to enforce social standards in a specific country. As a substitute to this approach can be the human rights approach as enunciated by the U.N. human rights body. The W.T.O. alone may not be able to improve human rights situation but should be supported by a number of other organizations. The issue of human rights must be considered pivotal by the W.T.O. if it were to continue as a reliable organization in improving trade.
Member States have to shoulder the responsib
Krishna_Prabhakar_and_Bhargavi.pdf
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The Responsible Corporation Syndrome

Ádám Angyal, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

This article is intended to contribute to spreading the concept of responsible company conduct. In the interests of this, the interpretative framework and dimensions of social responsibility are presented. The measurement and assessment systems pertinent to responsible behaviour have been collected, as have all the international documents which define the framework of social responsibility. Finally, that which is understood to be responsible conduct, and what behaviour is characteristic of socially responsible enterprises is presented in several variants.
Without getting absorbed in the details of various definitions of corporate responsibility, that which is understood by this concept is formulated. In business practice, responsible corporation behaviour involves making an efficient contr
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