Dr. Joan Marques wrote the lead article for the January 2016 issue of the popular scholarly/business journal Vol. 8 Iss. 4 of “Journal for Quality and Participation” (JQP). The article was divided in two sections and appeared in the journal’s hard copy under the title, “Understanding and Achieving Social Responsibility”, and in the online segment as “Integrating Social Responsibility into the Organization and its Improvement Efforts”.
The article demonstrates through research and examples that companies that make Social Responsibility part of their organizational culture usually emerge as leaders in their industries. A bird’s-eye view on the implications of SR as defined by ISO 26000 and demonstrated by the organizations presented in Marques’ article shows that a solid SR strategy leads to the following highly desirable outcomes:
The Journal for Quality and Participation is published by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in the interest of expanding the knowledge and practice of leadership, employee involvement, and other processes that encourage and enable people to participate in decisions that affect quality, customer satisfaction, and the performance of their organizations. The Journal for Quality and Participation is a peer-reviewed publication, which is published four times per year (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter).