Exploring the Origins of Creating Shared Value in the CSR Literature

  •  Jose Camarena-Martinez    
  •  Beatriz Ochoa-Silva    
  •  Teodoro Wendlandt-Amezaga    


This article seeks to provide theoretical evidence to trace the origins of the idea behind the model Creating Shared Value (CSV), proposed by Porter and Kramer in 2011, whose originality is questioned according to a recent debate in the literature of corporate social responsibility (CSR) by authors such as Crane, Palazzo, Matten and Spence. Based on the latter, the article provides an analysis of perspectives and models in modern literature CSR within the creating shared value approach (CSV), meaning the value for the company and the value to society. The results indicate that some assumptions on which shared value is based may implicitly be suggested in works prior to the date of publication of the CSV model, however it discussed that this may be due to the variegation view of CSR literature.

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