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The Three Spheres

Explain how Southwest Airlines has demonstrated corporate citizenship in the economic, political, and civil spheres. Provide specific examples. Be sure to examine what the company says about itself, what you have experienced, and what other stakeholders have said or experienced. Cite at least two sources.
The answer will be based on the two articles below.
http://www.iveybusinessjournal.com/topics/governance/building-sustainable-value-through-fiscal-and-social-responsibility#.UcVRkHZH7IU
http://www.cs.unitn.it/~andreaus/bs1213/garriga_mel%C3%A9.pdf

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One of the primary ways by which Southwest Airlines has demonstrated corporate citizenship in the economic sphere, has been through its employment of nearly 47,000 individuals or staff members within this organization. This is a tremendous action in reference to corporate citizenship in the economic spear, due to the fact that employing a large number of individuals is one of the best ways by which to boost the economy in the areas in which those individuals reside. The employment of a large number of individuals makes it possible for these individuals to take care of their families and improve their standard of living, which is the overall goal of the vast majority of working individuals across the nation. This is especially important in the trying economic times that the nation and its citizens are facing, which makes organizations such as Southwest Airlines crucial to the effort to rebuild the economic stability of the nation. This organization also demonstrates corporate citizenship in the economic sphere due to ...

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