Boundaries Between Business and Politics: A Study on the Division of Moral Labor

Jukka Mäkinen*, Eero Kasanen

*Corresponding author for this work

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The dominant framing of the political corporate social responsibility (CSR) discussion challenges the traditional economic conception of the firm and aims to produce a paradigm shift in CSR studies wherein the traditional, apolitical view of corporations’ roles in society is replaced by the political conception of CSR. In this paper, we show how the major framing of the political CSR discussion calls for a redirection to take international hard legal and moral regulations, as well as the need for the boundaries between business and politics into account.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-116
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Division of moral labor
  • Globalization
  • John Rawls
  • Political corporate social responsibility
  • Political philosophy


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