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Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies


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Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies is an anthology of seven case studies plus two theoretical chapters in a comparative context. It analyzes issues related to the rise of multinational corporations, their immense economic and political influence in a globalized world, and their social responsibility/corporate citizenship. Corporate social responsibility is closely examined in terms of meeting the challenges of the widening gap between rich and poor, relationships with sovereign states, environmental degradation, exploitation of natural resources, labor practices, and human rights issues in societies in which multinational corporations operate. Are these corporations exempt from social roles and accountable to only their shareholders (the minimalist position propounded by economists such as Milton Friedman ), or do they also have ethical and social responsibilities to participate in improving the quality of human lives in impoverished societies in Africa , Asia and Latin America?

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ISBN-13: 9781498518345
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 12/24/2015
Series: Globalization and Its Costs
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi is professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa.

Roopinder Oberoi is a member of the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction : Corporate Social Responsibility: Ransom for the Corporate Soul
2 Moving from Eco-blind to Eco Icon: Choosing to Move Beyond Ignorance, Tokenism, Moral Panics and Folk Devils
3 Social Responsibility (SR) in the South African Mining Sector: Functional or Dysfunctional?
4 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development in Brazi
5 Chinese Companies as "Takers" and "Makers” of Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility in China
6 Embedding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Business: Strategic and Institutional Perspectives from Bangladesh
7 Corporate Social Responsibility in India: Debates, Developments and Perspectives.
8 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development: The Case of Chile
9 Corporate Social Responsibility—Whither the Role of Government?
10 Corporate Irresponsibility: The Culpability of Local and Foreign Firms in Corrupt Practices in Nigeria

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