Category: Corporate Social Responsibility

In this blog, we discuss cognitive computing and other technologies with a focus on supply chain management and innovation. Other topics of discussion include digital enterprise transformation, marketing, the Internet of Things, and smart cities. Our goal is to advance the public discussion about how cognitive computing and other advanced technologies affect the world in which we live.

Bradd C. Hayes is the active editor of this blog.


Corporate Environmental Conscience?

The principal reason that the Bush administration rejected the Kyoto Protocol aimed at dealing with global warming was the negative economic impact he believed it would have. He was supported by businesses

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Socially Responsible Corporations

Last week I reviewed Harvard Business Review’s “Breakthrough Ideas for 2007” [Part 1, Part 2]. One of the ideas, from Karen Fraser, was titled “Conflicted Consumers” and discussed how ethical questions about

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More on Corporate Social Responsibility

Critt Jarvis, who is doing some interesting work in Honduras, blogged about the continuing disconnect between corporate rhetoric concerning social responsibility and implementation. One way to begin, Critt argues, is to get

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Corporate Scandals Continue to Play Out

The horizontal scenarios created by the corporate scandals of 2001/2002 continue to generate headlines. For example, Dennis Kozlowski, the former Tyco CEO who looted the company’s treasury to fund an extravagant lifestyle,

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Brands, Word of Mouth & Resiliency

I have posted comments before about corporate responsibility and attempts some companies have made to be socially responsible (“Corporate Conscience“). Adding to the discussion, Washington Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby wrote an interesting

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Corporate Conscience

I have discussed, on several occasions, the importance of public/private partnerships in jumpstarting the development process. One of the reasons that globalization critics resist its inevitably is because historically, corporations have been

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