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Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 23, 2012

Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Meeting

Judith Schrempf, Guido Palazzo
Pages 26-37

Historic Corporate Responsibility

During the last years, historic injustices have been on top of the public agenda revolving around the question of how to deal with difficult pasts. This applies to governments but also to corporations. We aim at addressing this trend of historic corporate responsibility. We examine corporations as intergenerational moral agents, introduce the problem of historic complicity, and propose a concept of historic corporate responsibility.