Corporate social responsibility or CSR has become an imperative for modern organizations. Although companies are expected to develop and implement formal policies that ensure that they are contributing to the communities in which they operate, the development and proliferation of globalization has made this process more difficult. As the national community becomes a smaller part of an international community, organizations must consider how their operations impact a much larger audience. This can make the implementation of corporate social responsibility programs a much broader and complex task overall.Given the importance of corporate social responsibility to the development of the organization, the process of globalization cannot go without some consideration for operations. Using this as a basis for investigation, this research examines the impact of globalization on the aviation industry. In particular, the impact of globalization on creating programs for corporate social responsibility is addressed. Through a careful consideration of what has been noted on this subject, it will be possible to demonstrate some of the challenges that exist when it comes to creating corporate social responsibility programs in the aviation industry while still addressing concerns of globalization.
[...] This requires a new understanding of the global environment as well as some understanding of the impact of the aviation industry in this context. Thus, globalization will continue to have a notable impact on the development of social responsibility in the aviation industry. References Blyton, P., Martínez Lucio, M., & McGurk, J. (2001). Globalization and trade union strategy: Industrial restructuring and human resource management in the international civil aviation industry. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 445-463. Kassim, H. (1997). [...]
[...] One of the most critical issues identified by Nijkamp, et al., is the realization that building new transportation infrastructure can have a negative impact on a particular region. While many organizations find this difficult to believe—as transportation could create better access for trade and tourism—there are a wide range of issues that need to be considered when making the decision to change or upgrade transportation infrastructure. In this context, Nijkamp and coworkers assert that the impact of transportation must be examined on a regional, state and international level. [...]
[...] Summary Synthesizing all of the data that has been presented in this investigation, it becomes evident that the process of globalization is having a notable impact on the development of corporate social responsibility in the aviation industry. As the industry moves from domestic to international operations, there are a host of issues that aviation organizations must address in order to remain ethical leaders in the industry. Politics, economics, labor and the environment are all substantial issues that must be addressed in light of the process of globalization. [...]
[...] As the aviation industry expands from the domestic borders of the United States to the international community, aviation organizations will have to effectively address these issues in developing sustainable employment policies that do not have a detrimental impact on the development of labor. The airline industry is of particular concern when it comes to this specific issue because of the changes that have taken place in the industry in recent years. Blyton and coworkers go on to report that, 1999 there were over 500 international alliances in the civil aviation industry involving more than 170 airlines, but the four major alliances now account for over 51 percent of the world market” (p. [...]
[...] What this data clearly demonstrates is that notable changes have taken place in the aviation industry as a direct result of globalization. In an effort to keep airlines competitive, governments of various countries have created new policies that effectively expand the boundaries of aviation. For the United States, the process has been a boon overall as US carriers now occupy a prominent spot in terms of global market share of the aviation industry. Not surprisingly, Kassim reports that other countries are now following the example set by the United States in an effort to fully expand the operation and profitability of their airline carriers. [...]
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