1st Edition

Corporate Social in Emerging Economies Reality and Illusion

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    Over the last few decades, emerging markets have increased their share in world GDP and have come to play a prominent and growing role in global business. Their period of impressive growth was triggered by major global advances such as economic liberalization and governance reforms and deregulation.

    As governments and policy makers have permitted global competition from the more advanced, developed world, the prospect of millions of consumers in developing countries not only encourages locals to start businesses, but also appeals to multinational enterprises overseas. The growing presence of emerging markets on the world stage has not been left unnoticed and many investors have contributed significant amounts of capital with the hope of receiving major financial gains. In this context, emerging markets are particularly facing sustainability challenges due to their fast growing pace and fuzzy or inexistent sustainability regulations.

    Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Economies represents a realistic critical overview of the state of affairs of CSR in the context of an emerging economy. It is an accessible and comprehensive diagnostic point of reference for the academic world as well as for policy makers. The topic of CSR is highly relevant for the business world and a challenging subject for the theory and literature.

    This is a unique book that offers new empirical insights for policy makers and scholars of the fields of CSR, Business Ethics, Organizational Studies and related disciplines

    Chapter 1: International organizations increasing awareness on social responsibility

    Chapter 2: Nonmarket diffusion of CSR in emerging economies

    Chapter 3: The impact of economic policy on environmental responsibility

    Chapter 4: CSR disclosure in emerging economies

    Chapter 5: Social Responsibility and its involvement in economic growth

    Chapter 6: Motives underlying CSR practices of Western MNEs in Emerging Economies

    Chapter 7: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

    Chapter 8: Ownership and sustainability practices in emerging economies

    Chapter 9: A Topical Sustainability Issue: Recycling

    Chapter 10: A Hermeneutical Approach to Sustainability Research and Practice

    Reflection by Ana Cristina Campos Marques


    Dr. Cosmina Lelia Voinea works as Assistant Professor of Strategy and Sustainable Management at the Faculty of Management, Science and Technology, Open University, the Netherlands.

    Dr Cosmin Fratostiteanu works as Associate Professor at the University of Craiova Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Craiova, Romania