GSTF Journal on Business Review (GBR)

, 4:18

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Employees’ Vocational Training and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR):beyond “Primary Responsibilities”

  • Thi Thu Thao LêAffiliated withLouvain School of ManagementUniversity of Louvain
  • , Matthieu De NanteuilAffiliated withUniversity of LouvainNational University of Colombia


This article aims at looking at ethical issues in vocational training. It widely explores the specific role of vocational training among the set of “responsibilities” that a company could have, not only towards it stakeholders, but also towards its own workforce. Underlying the multiple unfair sources of employees’ vocational training- the unequal access to training is one of them - we try to examine the possible combinations between CSR and this human resource practice. Through a critical outlook on CSR, we analyze different levels of CSR and insist on “ethical responsibilities” – a form of responsibility that aims at recognizing the employees as ethical subjects.

Key words

Employees’ vocational training corporate social responsibility access inequalities ethical responsibility ethical decision making