LEA's Organization and Management Series was launched with the intent of providing a home for book-length scholarly works that were likely to shape the future of our field of inquiry. Joshua Margolis and Jim Walsh, my co-editor, have written a book that more than admirably achieves this objective. I am absolutely confident that scholars concerned with the social-financial performance relationship will turn to the book for guidance. This is so because it provides a comprehensive review, critique, and integration of the empirical literature that truly enlightens. But, this book accomplishes much more, for it is not just about organizational effectiveness conceived of in sterile dollars and sense terms. It is about community, charity, the environment, and human rights. Corporate social performance captures a dimension of organizational effectiveness that is alive, that goes beyond merely increasing wealth to a concern for sharing it with those less fortunate. Joshua and Jim have produced a book that makes a reader feel this humanness. It makes me super proud that it is in our Series, independent of its evident scholarship.
Arthur P. Brief Tulane University