CHAPTER 6

Socially Responsible Human Resource Policies

Jesus Barrena-Martinez, Macarena Lopez-Fernandez, and Pedro Miguel Romero-Fernández

University of Cádiz

We need business to understand its social responsibility ... the main task and objective for a business is not to generate extra income and to become rich and transfer the money abroad, but to look and evaluate what a businessman has done for the country, for the people, on whose account he or she has become so rich.

—Vladimir Putin

Introduction

In the words of one of the most relevant Russian politicians, a businessman has a great deal of power in society, and consequently bears the responsibility for generating added value to the country in which he plies his trade. The concept and practice ...

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