Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in industrial relations, social policy, and labour market developments.

Volume 10 Issue 3, Autumn 2004

This issue of TRANSFER is timely given the current debate in Europe about corporate social responsibility (CSR). It seeks specifically to get to grips with the implications of this phenomenon for the trade union movement in Europe. To what extent should the unions in fact concern themselves with what some have dubbed a philanthropic style of management, or even a marketing exercise, and what others have described as a new social relationship akin to the social dialogue?

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