Business and Professional Ethics Journal

Volume 42, Issue 2, Summer 2023

Rafael CejudoOrcid-ID
Pages 205-224

Corporate Responsibility for Arts and Culture
Addressing the Impact of Globalization through I. M. Young’s "Social Connection Model"

Multinational companies (MNCs) in the creative and IT sectors play a decisive role in the production of cultural goods and in global cultural trends. Therefore, MNCs impinge on the right to take part in cultural life and must be held accountable for their impact on arts and culture on a global scale. As a dynamic and evolving process, open to alien influences, cultural life can be seen as a global social process, and as such is susceptible to structural injustices. I. M. Young’s social connection model is suggested to attribute a shared forward-looking responsibility to multinational companies and thus to assess corporate impacts on the quality of cultural life. The article highlights specific responsibilities for companies and proposes guidelines for judging their performance regarding arts and culture as a public good.