This will be the last CSR Newsletter for the Fall semester.
Have a great holiday season and I will see you in January!
The purpose of the Newsletter today is to ask for your assistance in shaping the second edition of the textbook that this Newsletter is intended to support: Strategic CSR: Stakeholders in a Global Environment.
Sage has decided to publish a second edition and Bill and I thought it would be a good idea to ask for your thoughts in terms of what you like and do not like about the first edition.
In general, we intend to keep the overall structure of the current edition, but will:
• Add two new chapters to Part I
• Update the Issues in Part II (removing the less effective ones and adding some that are more relevant to the CSR debate today), and
• Add a selection of 50 past Newsletters as a new Part III.
None of the current material will be lost, however, as Sage plans to set-up an interactive website on which we can store:
• Information in the current edition, but not included in the second edition
• The Instructor’s CD, and, perhaps,
• Additional material posted by adopters.
We would appreciate it very much if you could make any suggestions you have with these proposed changes in mind (particularly those of you who are using the book in the classroom). Please, also, if you have any additional ideas that are not included in this brief outline, please let us know as we are open to your suggestions.
In the past I have solicited thoughts from some of you on the book, so, if you have already sent me your ideas and have nothing more to add, thank you and rest assured your comments will be taken into account.
Many thanks again for your input into this process and continuing support for the textbook. We are excited to try and improve the book for its second edition. We will keep you updated on the release date for the second edition when it is finalized and as it gets nearer.
Bill Werther & David Chandler
Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
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