• About the Author: Bradley Googins

    Bradley K. Googins, a Professor in Organizational Studies(Ret) at the Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. was  the Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Corporate C…

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10 Oct. 2017 | Comments (0)
Innovating for a Better World: The Rise of Corporate Social Innovation
In business circles, at conferences, and in management literature, it is now commonplace to hear that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is dead! This is surely so if this means CSR is only about philanthropy. But perhaps its death knell also reflects the view that CSR has been sidelined by efforts to give the firm a more noble purpose and connection to stakeholders (Conscious Capitalism) and to use corporate assets to create value for both the business and society (Shared Value).

28 Apr. 2015 | Comments (0)
Social Innovation in Business
Try doing a quick word association with corporate social responsibility (CSR). What comes immediately to mind? Philanthropy, volunteering, accountability, reporting, sustainability, and maybe the triple bottom line—these are the usual suspects. Shared value? The term is new but in practice it is a repackaging of “win-win” business models. If you’re looking for something more up-to-date, try googling the term “social innovation” under the “news” button. The results are interesting.

09 Apr. 2015 | Comments (0)
Q&A with Bradley Googins: Creating a New Generation of Social Entrepreneurs in Africa
By Alex Parkinson, Researcher, The Conference Board, and Bradley Googins, Senior Fellow, E4impact Africa E4impact, an initiative of Alta Scuola Imp…