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 chapters 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 highlights 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.
Introduction. Corporate social responsibility in developing countries: a development-oriented approach Dima Jamali, Charlotte Karam and Michael Blowfield1. A corporate social responsibility calculus: Global dialogue and local discourses Duane Windsor2. Bridging the governance gap with political CSR Ismail Adelopo, Kemi Yekini and Lukman Raimi3. Operational intent and development impact in mining Deanna Kemp, John Owen and Vimala Dejvongsa4. The headquartering effect in international CSR Ralph Barkemeyer, Frank Figge and Lutz Preuss5. Indigenous communities and mega-projects: Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and consultation-consent principles Jacobo Ramirez6. Migrants’ engagement in CSR: The case of a Ghanaian migrants’ transnational social enterprise Daniela Bolzani and Selenia Marabello7. CSR, mining and development in Namibia David Littlewood and Jo-Anna Russon8. CSR and the development deficit: Part of the solution or part of the problem? Nonita Yap9. Social and environmental accountability in developing countries Ataur Belal10. CSR practices in Turkey: Examining CSR reports Bilge Uyan Atay and Asli Tuncay-Celikel11. CSR and sexual and reproductive health: A case study among women workers in the football manufacturing industry of Sialkot, Pakistan Sara Husain and Peter Lund-Thomsen12. CSR and firm performance: New evidence from developing countries Chiara Amini and Silvia Dal Bianco13. Political CSR and social development: Lessons from the Bangladesh garment industry Kristin Huber and Dirk Gilbert