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Lucianne White Corporate Citizenship Assignment 1 Introduction Corporate citizenship is based on the premise that businesses will act responsibly towards society thus proving to be socially responsible This essay will look at the three theories of citizenship Risk in society is viewed by three main approaches human behaviour approach techno-scientific approach and sociocultural approach Each of these approaches puts yet another spin on the definition of risk and how it affects our population This essay will look at risk from the world risk society point of view It will endeavour to explain Becks theory of the risk society and discuss how his theory might be applied as a useful framework for examining the level of corporate citizenship in organisations It will also include a look at how other theorists define risk In conclusion it will evaluate and comment on the usefulness of Becks model Corporate Citizenship A citizen is a member of a modern political community ie the nation-state who posesses formally defined rights and responsibilities by virute of membership to that nation typically including the right to be involved in selecting governments Bessant Watts 1999 Corporate citizenship is therefore corporations which have rights and responsibilites of their own as well as obligations to their community Corporate citizenship is based on three theories minimalist communitarian and universal rights We will look briefly at what each theory means Minimalist is where citizens strive towards their own goals with very little interference They realise there are rules which regulate their behaviour and are able to function individually Communitarian is where the communitys well being outweighs the individuals rights Everyone works towards reaching the community goals rather than
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