Globalization and the professionalization of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) have led to a surge of CSR activities claiming to support development across the globe. In this two volume series, the editors explore this claim through nuanced debate about the potentialities, limitations and threats of development-oriented CSR in the developing world at both the global and local levels.Volume 1 explores whether there is a genuine possibility for corporations to contribute to development through CSR activities. With corporate reach spreading into every corner of the globe, this is a timely contribution presenting cases from developing countries spanning multiple continents. It explores the multi-level and multi-stakeholder dynamics involved in shaping the complex interface between multinational corporations (MNCs) and possibilities for CSR-related development. The chapters highlight the potential for MNCs to spread best practice and complement the role of governments in bridging governance gaps and spearheading capacity building efforts. But they also highlight serious reservations, stemming from isolated assessments, limited appreciation of the complexities of context, and the permeation of a northern agenda that marginalizes local voices.Within the larger debate on the merits and evils of globalization, this volume captures the mixed record of MNCs in promoting effective development in those parts of the world where it is most needed. This important series will be the reference source for academics, practitioners, policy-makers and NGOs involved in development-oriented CSR.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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About the Author
Dima Jamali is Professor and Kamal Shair Endowed Chair in Leadership at American University of Beirut.
Charlotte Karam is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior & Psychology at the American University of Beirut.
Michael Blowfield is Professor of Corporate Responsibility at University of Wolverhampton.
Table of Contents
Introduction Jamali, Karam and BlowfieldA Corporate Social Responsibility Calculus: Global Dialogue and Local Discourses Duane WindsorBridging Governance Gap with Political CSR Adelopo, Yekini and RaimiOperational Intent and Development Impact in Mining Deanna Kemp, John Owen and Vimala DejvongsaThe Headquartering Effect in International CSR Ralf Barkemeyer, Lutz Preuss and Frank Figge Indigenous Communities and Mega-Projects Jacobo RamirezMigrants engagement in CSR Daniela Bolzani and Selenia MarabelloCSR, Mining and Development in Namibia David Littlewood and Jo-Anna RussonCSR and the development deficit Nonita T. YapSocial and Environmental Accountability in Developing Countries Ataur Rahman BelalCSR practices in Turkey: Examining CSR reports Bilge Uyan-Atay and Asli Tuncay-CelikelCSR and sexual & reproductive health Sara Husain and Peter Lund-ThomsenCSR and Firm Performance: New Evidence from Developing Countries Chiara Amini and Silvia Dal BiancoPolitical CSR and Social Development Kristin Huber and Dirk Ulrich Gilbert