Development-Oriented Corporate Social Responsibility

Development-Oriented Corporate Social Responsibility


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Development-Oriented Corporate Social Responsibility by Michael Blowfield

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783534760
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/31/2015
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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

Jamali, Karam and Blowfield

A Corporate Social Responsibility Calculus: Global Dialogue and Local
Discourses Duane Windsor

Bridging Governance Gap with Political CSR
Adelopo, Yekini and Raimi

Operational Intent and Development Impact in Mining
Deanna Kemp, John Owen and Vimala Dejvongsa

The Headquartering Effect in International CSR
Ralf Barkemeyer, Lutz Preuss and Frank Figge

Indigenous Communities and Mega-Projects
Jacobo Ramirez

Migrants engagement in CSR
Daniela Bolzani and Selenia Marabello

CSR, Mining and Development in Namibia
David Littlewood and Jo-Anna Russon

CSR and the development deficit
Nonita T. Yap

Social and Environmental Accountability in Developing Countries
Ataur Rahman Belal

CSR practices in Turkey: Examining CSR reports
Bilge Uyan-Atay and Asli Tuncay-Celikel

CSR and sexual & reproductive health
Sara Husain and Peter Lund-Thomsen

CSR and Firm Performance: New Evidence from Developing Countries
Chiara Amini and Silvia Dal Bianco

Political CSR and Social Development
Kristin Huber and Dirk Ulrich Gilbert

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