Dr. Mohammadi Publishes On The Philosophical Grounds Of CSR


Monarch Business School Switzerland is happy to announce that Post-Doctoral Candidate and Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Applied Ethics at Monarch, Dr. Mohammad Mohammadi, has recently published as article with the Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The article is entitled “Taking Philosophical Grounds of Corporate Social Responsibility Debate Seriously”.  It appears in the 2021 edition of the Bulletin Volume 2 Issue 5. The article surveys the philosophical grounding of the major theories of CSR. We would like to congratulate Dr. Mohammadi and his publishing efforts and we look forward to further contributions by him.

The Research

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is an important sphere in applied ethics. Different CSR theories have been presented during decades. Some of them are compatible with each other while some others are not. By focusing merely on the contents, it seems impossible to evaluate the different theories or to explain why different CSR theories and programs have been presented. However, this paper suggests that the variety of the debate comes from the (philosophical) grounds these theories are based. These grounds, as roots of CSR theories, can well explain, classify and evaluate different types of CSR theories. As a result of the philosophical classification and evaluation, it has been concluded that two types of CSR theories, pure and enlighten egoistic CSR, cannot be philosophically preferred. Instead, spiritual-egoistic CSR theories present better contents and programs in comparison with their rivals. Finally, as a suggestion for future investigations, it seems necessary for all CSR theories to both clarify and justify their grounds prior to presenting any other discussions.

The Researcher

Dr. Mohammad Mohammadi is an Assistant Professor of Ethics and a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance at Monarch Business School Switzerland. He holds a PhD Summa Cum Laude in Philosophy from the Taras Schevchenko National University of Kiev, Ukraine. He also holds a MA Summa Cum Laude in Islamic Ethics from the Theology Department of the University of Qom as well as a BA in Business Administration from Rey University and BA in Islamic Teachings at the Islamic Seminary. He is presently an Assistant Professor at the School of Applied Ethics of the Theology Department of Amirkabir University in Tehran, Iran. He also sits on the Management faculty at the University of Tehran and has been on faculty at the Department of Moral Philosophy at the University of Qom. Dr. Mohammadi is a published researcher with several articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as several books within the publication process.