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Good Business Makes Good Neighbors

Forget social responsibility for business. That's for people who wear beads, sandals and probably work in academia. In reality, the economic practices of the most successful societies in the world contribute to their success.

Companies that empower their employees to cut costs in the workplace not only improve their bottom lines, but also may foster civic engagement and contribute to peace in the societies where they operate, according to research published in the November 2007 issue of the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

In short, when businesses do well they also do good. Unsurprising but still refreshing to hear that research bears out the obvious.

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