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This chapter provides a brief introduction to the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and notes the relevance of this field for the maritime industry, which has been called a laggard when compared to other industries. This book then brings to light some of the developments within the field of CSR that have and are taking place in the maritime industry. The chapter also delivers an overview of the 15 chapters included in this book, that in total cover discussions and presentations of the definition and origin of CSR, developments, industry responses to and beyond regulation and research. The chapters address the three pillars of CSR, namely the environmental, the social and the economic responsibility of business operations. The book is relevant to World Maritime University’s own post-graduate education and course offering in CSR, and is also relevant for other maritime educational institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorporate Social Responsibility in the maritime industry
EditorsLisa Loloma Froholdt
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-69142-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-69143-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
SeriesWMU Studies in Maritime Affairs


  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • maritime transport


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