This volume provides a platform for localized perspectives on CSR in developing countries across the globe. The chapters bring local context and business to the forefront and highlight the efforts spearheaded by indigenous actors from within the developing world. They present insights from developing countries through successful and less successful examples of locally-led CSR efforts. Together, these perspectives capture the complex paradoxes of CSR in developing countries and highlight common features in national institutions across the developing world, such as weak political and regulatory institutions, that shape local CSR initiatives and often limit its developmental impact.The editors argue the need to embrace partnership models that leverage the strengths of different actors to promote effective development and tackle the complex challenges facing the developing world. 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. Rediscovering divergence in developing countries’ CSR Natalya Turkina, Benjamin Neville and Sara Bice2. Pharma SMEs and development-oriented CR Frederick Ahen3. CSR in Afghanistan Sameer Azizi4. Strategic approaches to corporate social responsibility: A comparative study of India and the Arab world Tanusree JainDima Jamali5. Avenues of rethinking CSR in development Søren JeppesenSameer Azizi6. Policy discourse and mandatory CSR in India Rahul MitraNathaniel Warshay7. CSR in emerging economies and fragile states: Why it is different from CSR in developed countries Charlotte BisleyBruce Coyne8. Integrating and implementing CSR: A case of CONCOR (Container Corporation of India) in India Amit ThakurSapna NarulaAmbika Zutshi9. CSR and NGO engagement in Indian public sector mining companies Subhasis Ray10. When microfinance meets CSR Diego MarconattoLuciano Barin CruzEugenio Avila Pedrozo11. Migrant workers and China’s development: A critical social responsibility perspective Dieu Hack-PolayHaiyan Qiu12. A spiritual corporate awakening: Transcending beyond traditional corporate philanthropy with design thinking Ledia AndrawesAdela McMurray13. Accounting education and CSR in developing countries: The case of IndiaChandres TejuraGherardo Girardi